SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- A warning from Sandy Springs Police Department. Bandits are knocking on the doors of several homes in the city's subdivisions and condos.
And, when no one answers, police say the crooks would break into the places and stuff their pillow cases with stolen items.
It has happened nearly a dozen times in one week in the area east of Riverside Drive and I-285.
"All of them seem to have some similarities to them," said Captain Steve Rose, of the Sandy Springs police department.
Hidden surveillance video caught a thief red handed inside an upscale home on River Shore Parkway near River Valley Road looking for hot items.
Police are hoping the tape will help them put a stop to the man in the video believed to be terrorizing a community. And there could be more out there.
Authorities fear he's not acting alone.
The area of concern?
"In the area off of Heards Ferry Road and off into the dense populated area," said Captain Rose. "The entrance is from the backside of the house unlocked...forcing open a window..going in..taking the items."
We also caught up with Mike Morrison who runs the Wings Camera shop here in Atlanta.
Someone has tried to break into his Sandy Springs condo here at Brandon Mill Farms four times.
Twice - while he and his wife were there.
"The other night, we were at home and heard a noise in the back near our air conditioner and the sound of broken glass and by the time we got out there they were gone," Morrison said. "But they had broken the outside pane - a double pane window."
11Alive News spotted this note written to residents warning them about attempted break-ins at the complex just off of Huntingdon Chase.