Atlanta police say they plan to increase Buckhead patrols by uniformed officers.

“Hopefully, this will curb some of the crime and enforce traffic infractions,” Zone 2 assistant commander Adam Lee III told members of Neighborhood Planning Unit B on March 4.

Lee said shoplifting is the No. 1 crime in the area, revolving mainly around Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza. But NPU members said residents are more concerned about armed robberies.

The APD is looking into an unusual case where a Buckhead home was burglarized twice in one week, Lee said. A new Crime Stoppers video will be offered this week that shows a thief using a credit card that was stolen during a carjacking in Zone 2.

Lee said increased enforcement of traffic violations could help pinpoint people who rent out-of-state vehicles to use during crimes.

–Kayla Robins

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