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PEACHTREE CITY, Ga -- Police in Peachtree City feel like they got the break they need to solve a rash of burglaries in apartment complexes.

Two apartment complexes have been victimized by six burglaries since January.

The latest burglary happened on Monday at an apartment in The Retreat at Kedron Village. The victim was not home but a trail camera inside the apartment captured pictures of two suspects. Peachtree City Police said the camera was positioned near the victim's gun cabinet.

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It is motion activated so when it senses motion it snaps a picture,
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said Sgt. Odilia Bergh.
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It snapped these two wonderful pictures of our suspects.
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The two suspects forced their way into the ground floor apartment and broke into a locked gun cabinet and took six guns, including rifles, shotguns and handguns, according to police.

Police believe it is connected to five other apartment break-ins at The Retreat and at the Camden Peachtree City apartment complex.
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We believe that they are connected based on the method of entry that was used in these particular ones,
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Sgt. Bergh said.
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We're not going to disclose the exact method but it is force that was used.
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One resident in Camden told 11 Alive News the burglaries are the first time he has heard of any crimes in their neighborhood. Another said she still feels safe.
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The police are always in here,
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said Savannah Cody.
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The cops do sit right up here by the tennis courts so I guess I'm not too worried because if I call the police they're right there.
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And now the police have a great lead thanks to the latest victim.
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The victim had taken pictures of all their weapons and inventoried their property,
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Sgt. Bergh said.
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They had secured their weapons properly and on top of that they put up a great camera.
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Sgt. Bergh said the victim was a responsible gun owner and even kept the serial numbers of the weapons to make it easier for police to trace.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Peachtree City Police Department at 770-487-8866.

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