Jon Lewis

(WSB Radio) Acworth police are talking to police in Douglasville, trying to determine if a couple of violent home invasions may be related.

The first attack was on Halloween when the suspect broke into a home on New McEver road, thinking the 69 year old woman who lived there was alone.

“When he did that, he was about to duct tape her, he had a roll of duct tape and was about to tape her up,” says Acworth Police Major Wayne Dennard, “when her husband came in through the front door.  The suspect fled at that point.”

The second home invasion was on Election Day, when a man broke into an elderly couple’s home on Rose Avenue, assaulting the woman, then leaving with nothing.

In the Acworth case, the suspect was a heavy set white man.  In Douglasville, he was wearing a mask.

“We have basically faxed a copy of our report to Douglasville,” Dennard says.  “They’re looking into it to see what type of similarities there are between our case and theirs.”