Cops catch robbers shortly after Atlanta home invasion

Atlanta police captured two suspected home invaders today because of an alert witness and a quick response.

A witness saw two gunmen forcing Kenson Hunte into his home at 171 Auburn Ave. where he was forced to lie in his bathtub at gunpoint while one of the men bagged his property, said Sgt. Greg Lyon.

The men fled through the parking garage just before police arrived and officers set up a perimeter and radioed out a description of the two men, Lyon said. An off-duty officer working around Hughes Spalding Hospital spotted two men matching the description and radioed for assistance.

Officers first bagged Michael Konsky, 24, after a struggle that slightly injured one officer, Lyon said. Alvin Poole, also 24, tried to escape on foot still carrying the Taurus 9mm-pistol allegedly used in the crime but was captured with the use of a Taser, Lyon said.

Both were charged with armed robbery and aggravated assault charges, Lyon said. Poole was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment following the electric shock used to subdue him. Konsky is in the Fulton County jail.