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Peephole Burglars Strike in Woodstock

WOODSTOCK, GA -- Despite security gates and high fences that surround the Alta Woods Apartments off Trickum Road in Woodstock, thieves have broken into four units.

It's how they scoped out the apartments that surprises even police.

"They were removing the peephole and once the peephole is removed you're able to clearly look inside the apartment. You're also able to hear inside to see if it's occupied," said Woodstock Police Spokeswoman Brittany Duncan.

Police believe the burglaries happened Friday afternoon. Residents are out nearly $10,000 worth of televisions, computers and other electronics.

Some at the apartment complex weren't even aware of the break-ins. 

"You think of a peephole as keeping bad people out, not helping them get in," said tenant Suzanne Lytle.

At least one tenant noticed a man walking out of one of the buildings Friday afternoon with a TV under his arm.  Police say he and another man drove off in a gold car. 

Investigators are asking anyone who may have seen something suspicious or has more information to call the Woodstock Police Department at 770-592-6030.