Thieves Target Buckhead Homes for Silver... Again

Atlanta Police alert Buckhead residents about "Silver bandits."

Buckhead residents have received warnings this week from the Atlanta Police Department about local thieves targeting their neighborhoods for valuable silver found in their homes.

According to a Fox 5 report, "thieves have been breaking doors of homes in a neighborhood located just three minutes from Phipps Plaza on the Peachtree Dunwoody corridor."

There seems to have been at least four silver burglaries during the month of January in Buckhead, and one of them even being just seconds from the Governor's Mansion.

Buckhead Patch reported in December of 2012 that five homes were robbed of their silver at the time. 

In one case, the victims put their value of their lost silver at $75,000-$100,000 and in a second case, the victims estimated they lost $50,000-$100,000.

Recent incidents have taken place on Tuxedo Road, Woodward Way and Northside Drive.

Sgt. Greg Lyon of APD said the suspect has been "well-trained or well-educated" to know the difference between the expensive silverware and the less expensive, everyday silverware.

Police have said that there is more than one operation underway, and they are urging people to make sure to lock all their doors and windows, activate their security systems, and to call 911 immediately if they see suspicious activity.

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Riley April 22, 2013 at 05:42 PM
Anyone taking a look who these people use for maid services? You don't need to be a silver expert---you just would need to know where it's kept and if you were the person polishing it you would know what it is.. It also sounds like they already know what houses have it and where it is kept; considering that it is the only items that they are taking. Just a thought.


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