If you've ever driven past Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed's home inside the once prestigious Guilford Forest subdivision, you can't miss the lone Atlanta PD patrol unit guarding the house 24/7.
But the constant presence of Atlanta's finest didn't stop a violent home invasion from occurring just steps away from the mayor's front door.
The Atlanta Journal reports three masked men wearing black hoodies forced their way inside a home on the 4700 block of Guilford Forest Drive early Wednesday.
Two residents inside the home were pistol whipped. An elderly man was not harmed.
AJC.com -- Detectives were at a home in the 4700 block of Guilford Forest Drive investigating the home invasion and looking for a stolen red Buick Enclave early Wednesday, Atlanta police spokesman Donald Hannah said in an emailed statement.
Three people were upstairs when three masked men wearing black hoodies and gloves kicked in a basement door to the home, threatened the residents and attacked two of them, Hannah said.
The woman was hit in the torso and the back of her head. The man was also hit in the back of the head.
“The suspects continued to make threats that they would kill the victims if they said anything or left the room,” Hannah said. “The suspects fled the house with cellphones, wallets, purses, and the vehicle which was parked at the top of the driveway.”
The crime rate has risen dramatically (97%) in the gated community in the Cascade area, where $800,000 homes now sell for #300,000.