Atlanta police say they recently made arrests in connection with several thefts in Buckhead.

Atlanta Police Zone 2 Commander Van Hobbs told members of Neighborhood Planning Unit B on Sept. 4 that one suspect had confessed to being involved in nearly a dozen burglaries in Buckhead and Midtown.

Hobbs identified the man as Charles Echols. Echols was serving probation for burglary at the time of his arrest, Hobbs said.

Atlanta police arrested another man after linking him to stolen items allegedly sold to pawn shops, Hobbs said.

On Sept. 3, police arrested three juveniles in a Phipps Plaza parking lot and found items linking them to burglaries near the upscale shopping mall and from home s in the nearby Morningside neighborhood, Hobbs said. Police also believe the minors may have been involved in an armed robbery in College Park, he said.

The arrests follow an announcement in August that law enforcement in Buckhead would be bolstered by eight new recruits and a task force dedicated to reducing thefts from vehicles along the Peachtree corridor.

Joe Earle

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