From police reports dated through May 18.
The following information was provided to the Buckhead Reporter by the Zone 2 precinct of the Atlanta Police Department from its records and is presumed to be accurate.
2400 block of Lowe Street, NW – A homicide was reported on May 7. Five men jumped out of a car and attempted to rob a man. The victim was shot multiple times in the stomach inside his home when he tried to fight back. The suspects left in a newer model black Mustang. They left with the victim’s wallet as well as a purse and two cellphones.
3400 block of Peachtree Road, NE – A rape was reported on May 12. A woman consumed a large amount of alcohol and danced with a man at a nightclub. When she went outside to get her cigarettes, the man followed her, grabbed her by her arm, took her to his vehicle, opened the
passenger door and pushed her inside. He drove to a hotel, escorted her by the hand, and took her to a room. She went into the bathroom, shut the door and took off her boots so she could run away. The man was completely naked when he opened the door. He removed her clothes and threw her on the bed. She tried kicking him away, but he overpowered her and sexually assaulted her.
After the incident, another unknown man entered the room and started laughing. The victim got up, put on the suspect’s clothes, ran out of the room, down the stairs and into the lobby. The manager helped her contact her father, who took her to a medical center. Her purse was with a friend. Someone texted her friend, saying they had the victim’s cellphone. The cellphone later turned up in the victim’s mailbox.
2000 block of Howell Mill Road, NW – An aggravated assault in a parking lot was reported on May 7. When a woman returned to her vehicle, she and the victim engaged in a verbal dispute over the suspect leaving three small children alone in the vehicle while she went into the store. As the suspect got into her vehicle, the victim reported the verbal dispute continued, and said when the suspect pulled out of the parking space, the suspect’s vehicle struck her lower right leg. There were no visible signs of injury and the woman refused EMS. The suspect was not on the scene.
500 block of Moores Mill Road, NW – An aggravated assault was reported on May 11. A witness said a man was stumbling in the road when he went to his aid. While the witness was assisting the victim, a phone rang, and the witness explained where the vicitm was located. Then a dark-colored Bentley pulled up, occupied by two men. The driver exited the vehicle, went to his trunk, pulled out a shotgun and repeatedly struck the victim in the stomach, saying the victim had stolen his cellphone.
3300 block of Arbor Gates Drive, NE – A pedestrian robbery was reported on May 5. A man said he was intoxicated and took a cab home. He said that while walking home three men followed him and shoved him to the ground. One of the three men had a gun and demanded all of his money. The victim said after he gave his wallet to the men they walked off.
2600 block of Piedmont Road, NE – A pedestrian robbery was reported on May 5. When a man got out of a vehicle to deposit money, another man walked up and said he had a gun. The victim said he did not see a gun. The suspect took $1,000 in cash and left on foot, northbound on Piedmont.
2000 block of Hollywood Road, NW – A pedestrian robbery was reported on May 8. The suspect approached a man and told him to give up his laptop. When the man refused, the suspect grabbed him by the neck, forced him to the ground and took the laptop. The suspect fled on foot.
4200 block of Rickenbacker Drive, NE – A residential burglary was reported on May 7. The residence’s front door was found cracked open. A laptop, two flat screen TVs, five passports, a Canon camera, Kindle Fire and a jewelry box with an unknown amount of jewelry was taken. The house is listed for sale and there was a showing at 11 a.m. A witness said at 2:10 p.m., there was a suspicious man near the front door of the residence, and an older, two-toned, blue Ford SUV in the driveway.
200 block of Triumph Drive, NW – A residential burglary was reported on May 10. Ten files were taken from two briefcases hidden under the bed in the master bedroom. No signs of forced entry. The victim believes someone copied his key to gain entry.
1400 block of Southland Circle, NW – A commercial burglary was reported on May 13. A man said he left the area, and when he returned he noticed that two coils of copper weighing 990 pounds and 986 pounds, valued at $4.69 a pound, were gone.
2900 block of N. Fulton Drive, NW – A burglary at an apartment complex was reported on May 13. A 17-inch laptop, camera, Michael Kors watch and David Yurman ring were taken. The attic access hatch was displaced, and the main entrance to the door had been pried open, with damage to the deadbolt lock and door frame. The peephole had been removed.
2900 block of N. Fulton Drive, NE – A burglary at an apartment complex was reported on May 13. A woman returned home and noticed her main entry door’s deadbolt was not locked, but the handle was locked. Items missing included a 13-inch laptop, Wii video game console, camera, older iPod, several necklaces, two watches and a heart rate monitor.
2900 block of N. Fulton Drive, NE – A burglary at an apartment complex was reported on May 13. Two checkbooks were missing and drawers had been rifled through. A Louis Vuitton purse was taken containing sunglasses and a Coach wallet. Drawers from the victim’s room had been removed and dumped. Someone attempted to access the attic and left fiberglass insulation on the floor. The main door to the hallway had been pried open and the peephole had been removed.
1500 block of Wesley Parkway, NW – A residential burglary was reported on May 15. The victim left the rear door to the residence unsecured and found some items were stolen: a diamond ring, sapphire necklace, two flat screen TVs, laptop, three cameras and four bottles of liquor.
100 block of W. Wieuca Road, NW – A commercial burglary was reported on May 17. Someone broke into the park’s concession stand and took $1,000 from the four cash registers inside.
100 block of LeBlanc Way, NW – A residential burglary was reported on May 18. The rear window of the home was shattered and the location ransacked. The victim said a desktop, laptop, two diamond necklaces, car keys and four credit cards were missing.
2800 block of Peachtree Road, NE – A larceny was reported on May 6. On April 13, a $6,000 bicycle was taken from a business. The bike was on a rack near the rear door that opens to the parking lot. The business did not report the theft until May 6 because their insurance required a report for the incident.
2000 block of Bolton Road, NW – A larceny from a convenience store was reported on May 7. The victim mistakenly left four money orders on the counter after purchasing them. Upon returning, the money orders were missing. The victim returned to the location a second time and was told by the clerk that a woman was currently in the store attempting to cash one of the stolen money orders. Once confronted by the victim, the suspect fled the scene, leaving one of the four money orders behind.
3500 block of Peachtree Road, NE – A larceny from a department store was reported on May 8. Two store employees reported that two men came into the store and stole some jewelry. They noticed two men hitting a glass case with a hammer three or four times. One grabbed a tray of diamond earrings, and then they ran out of the store. The jewelry taken totaled around $30,000.
1800 block of Howell Mill Road, NW – A larceny from a discount store was reported on May 11. The suspect was seen by loss prevention at the self-checkout line. The suspect then placed a microwave, tissue, and eggs in the cart without scanning or paying for the items. The suspect walked toward the exit and passed all points of sale with the items.
1700 block of Taylor Street, NE – A larceny was reported on May 13. A man said he left his residence and when he returned he started to feel warm, so he turned the air on. He then noticed the copper wire to the a/c unit was gone. Entry was made from the roof.
2900 block of Peachtree Road, NW – A larceny was reported on May 13. A woman was pickpocketed by a man with waves in his hair, who was approximately 50 years old. He bumped her, almost knocking her down, before reaching into her purse and grabbing a credit card.
1800 block of Piedmont Avenue, NE – A larceny was reported on May 15. A woman’s purse was left on the table at a restaurant. She said an unknown man cleaned the table, and the man does not work for the establishment. After searching the business, the purse was found in the bathroom. A camera was taken from the purse.
Larceny from Auto
1800 block of Woodland Hills Avenue, NW – A larceny from an auto at a residence was reported on May 5. The driver’s side window was broken. Items taken from the back seat included a survival guide, watch, hatchet, surgical items, a medical kit, emergency items, backpack and 12-gauge ammunition.
3800 block of Roswell Road, NW – A larceny from an auto was reported on May 5. The victims said they parked in the morning around 1:30 a.m., and when they returned around 10:30 a.m., their front and back windows of their vehicles were broken. Items taken were an iPod, Juicy Couture sunglasses, golf clubs, four pairs of Oakley sunglasses and a parking garage door opener.
3800 block of Roswell Road, NE – A larceny from an auto was reported on May 6. A man said he parked his vehicle around 11 p.m. and returned around 3 a.m. to find the following items missing from his vehicle: iPad 3, three cases of music CDs and prescription muscle relaxers.
2300 block of Marietta Boulevard, NW – An auto theft was reported on May 6. A man said he parked the vehicle at the gas pump. He said he left the key with the vehicle running, and went inside. When he returned, the vehicle was gone.
800 block of Cumberland Road, NE – An auto theft was reported on May 6. A man said he was hired to do construction for the resident. After finishing his work, he backed his van into the driveway to load up. He left his keys on the dashboard of the unlocked van, and went into the backyard to retrieve tools. He said when he returned to the driveway the van was missing. A witness on the scene saw a man casually walk up to the van, circle around, enter, and peel out of the driveway.
3300 block of Peachtree Road, NE – An auto theft was reported on May 10. A man gave his vehicle to the valet. An hour later another man walked out and told the valet he had lost his ticket. The valet then threw the suspect the keys.
700 block of Sidney Marcus Boulevard, NE – An auto theft was reported on May 11. A man left his vehicle running at a gas station pump while he was inside the gas station. When he returned to the pump where he left his vehicle, it was gone.
700 block of Miami Circle, NE – An auto theft was reported on May 16. The victim parked a 1993 Bentley Brooklands in front of the location. He returned to find the vehicle was no longer there.