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Published on August 24th, 2016 |

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Police hope in-home video will help identify Buckhead area burglar, armed robber

Police hope that the images captured by a surveillance video in a Buckhead-area home will help them identify a man who has been committing burglaries and armed robberies in northwest Atlanta neighborhoods for the last two weeks.

This surveillance video shows the robber removing what appears to be a large TV from the Buckhead area home.

This surveillance video shows the robber removing what appears to be a large TV from the Buckhead area home.

On Friday morning, Aug. 19, the suspect entered the home of Barbara Lyles Anderson, according to ABC News, carrying what appears to be an assault rifle. Anderson was home in bed watching TV. The man reportedly entered through an unlocked kitchen door.

According to the ABC and Atlanta Police reports, the man told Anderson to lie on her bed with her face in a pillow. He left with several pieces of jewelry, a TV, her cellphone and a tablet.

Later that same day, a man fitting a similar description broke into another house four miles away, where he was captured on a nanny-cam surveillance video. The owners were not home at the time.

According to a police report, “The male walks into the residence and began to move the TV from the family room wall along with a laptop computer. Shortly after the male returns bearing what appeared to be a black AK-47 assault rifle.”

Police also believe the same man may be connected to a robbery at Whittier Mills Park earlier this month.

In that incident, a photographer who was scouting locations for a photo shoot told police that a man drove up to her in a white Dodge Charger, and pretended to be another photographer. He then pulled an assault rifle on her, told her to face a nearby wall and get on the ground.

This capture from the video shows the robber with an assault rifle moving through the home.

This capture from the video shows the robber with an assault rifle moving through the home.

The man, described as an African American who a goatee and short haircut, then dumped the woman’s purse, took her car keys and looked through her car. He then ran away with the car keys, according to the incident report.

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