Police are investigating reports of two black men, both about 20 to 30 years old, wearing business casual clothing, approaching residents and knocking on doors in the areas of Bill Murdock and Sewell Mill roads. One man is roughly 6 feet tall and has a stocky build, while the other is about 5 feet 9 inches tall with a thin build, said Cobb Police spokesman Sgt. Dana Pierce.
The men have identified themselves as police detectives investigating recent burglaries and thefts, and they have asked personal questions of residents, Pierce said. One of the men has worn a four-point star badge on his belt. They may be driving a newer-model white Dodge Charger.
Police believe the men may be behind an incident Monday morning in which two men approached a man as he got into his car on Glasgow Road, then shot at the vehicle as the man drove away. The man was not seriously hurt, though the shooting forced the temporary lockdown of nearby Walton High School and Dodgen Middle School.
All Cobb Police detectives have photo identification issued by the department, as well as Cobb Police badges. Pierce said residents who see someone at their door flashing a badge should call 911 to verify the identity before opening the door.