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Are Buckhead, Roswell home invasions related?

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Police say they're working with Roswell investigators to figure out if the same gunmen suspected in two Buckhead home invasions are also responsible for a strikingly similar incident in Roswell.

There are at least three cases now where the victims in upscale neighborhoods were robbed at gunpoint and forced to drive to an ATM. Atlanta police say the same brazen thieves may have started in Atlanta, then moved on to Roswell.

A home invasion Thursday in Roswell was committed by two gun men dressed all in black, wearing masks and gloves. That's similar to a January 31 home invasion on Randall Mill Road and another one on Paces Ridge Drive in Buckhead.


"I can confirm that our investigators are speaking with Roswell Police department," said Atlanta Police Sgt. Greg Lyon. "Holding the family at gunpoint, very similar style to what happened in our two incidents here, so we definitely want to compare notes with Roswell PD."

In all three cases, the gunmen stole jewelry from the house and forced the homeowner to drive to an ATM and withdraw as much cash as possible.

Police are also investigating why the three homes were targeted.

"It could be completely random. It may not be. There could be something else there," Lyon said.

In at least one of these cases, the suspect told the homeowners he had been watching their house for several days. As Atlanta police compare their cases with the one in Roswell, they'll be looking for more common threads.

The suspects in Buckhead are described as a tall skinny black male with dreadlocks and a goatee, and a stockier black male with a Mohawk type of haircut.

Anyone with information on the crimes is asked to call Atlanta Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (5477). There is a $25,000 reward for information leading to arrests in the Buckhead home invasions.