Sandy Springs apartment manager attacked, robbed while in vacant unit

Police are issuing safety warnings after a Sandy Springs apartment manager was attacked and robbed while preparing a unit.

“I was in an apartment and ... he robbed me,” the manager of the Lake Placid Apartment Homes on Kingsport Drive told police in the 911 call.

She had left a door open when a man came in and struck, Channel 2 Action News reported.

“He just ... hit me and when I was on the floor he left with my purse,” she told the 911 operator.

The victim was inspecting a unit after a tenant moved out, according to Sandy Springs police Capt. Forrest Bohannon.

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“Suspect came in, and she turned around, he struck her in her face and stole her purse,” Bohannon said.

"He punched my face,” she told police, “and when I fell down, he kicked me."

The purse had cash as well as the manager’s identification and other personal information.

Police think it was a random incident.

“We don’t know if she had some sort of connection to the offender,” Bohannon said.

Investigators have warned other apartment managers to take precautions.

“Just be vigilant when you go into an apartment, a vacant apartment especially,” Bohannon said. “Make sure you lock the door behind you, and that way nobody else is invited in to follow you.”

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