Atlanta police are investigating recent home break-ins where thieves are targeting the home owners’ sterling silver flatware and serving pieces.
In the three cases reported in recent weeks in Buckhead and North Atlanta, criminals cut or broke window glass to gain access to homes overnight while the residents were sleeping. One woman told police she had not set her alarm before going to bed. In another case, the alarm system was on, but the motion detector was not activated because the family has pets.
Recent incidents have taken place on Tuxedo Road, Woodward Way and Northside Drive.
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.
An APD spokesman said it's unclear if the incidents are related or if all of the crimes are being committed by the same people.
Police 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.