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.
1000 block of Culpepper Street NW—On May 17, patrol units were dispatched to an attempted auto theft call. While in route, an officer noticed a vehicle fitting the description of a “carjacking in progress.” The victims were taking out the garbage when a man armed with a handgun demanded they “get out or I will shoot you.” The man then attempted to fire, but his gun jammed and the two scuffled. The gunman entered the white Cadillac Escalade and drove off. A stolen red pickup was recovered in the parking lot of 790 Huff Road; the suspect was attempting to use it to take a motorcycle.
1800 block of Howell Mill Road—On May 22, a strong-arm robbery was reported outside a department store. A man attempted to push a shopping cart with 12 bottles of motor oil past all points of sale. When loss prevention employees confronted him, the man resisted by kicking and pushing them away.
3700 block of Paces Ridge—On May 25, a home-invasion robbery was reported after two men armed with handguns entered a house and ordered the residents to the ground. The men placed towels over the residents’ heads and ransacked rooms, taking jewelry. One of the suspects forced a male resident to drive to an ATM and withdraw money, while the other suspect remained at the residence with the other victims. When they didn’t get the amount of money expected, the gunmen threatened to kidnap the youngest child if the father did not provide them with $15,000 in cash. A men’s and women’s diamond platinum wedding band sets, two pairs of diamond earrings and $200 in cash were taken. The men said they would be contacting the residents the following morning and left. A resident phoned 911 from a nearby shopping center, fearing the suspects would know he contacted police.
3300 block of Peachtree Road—On May 25, a commercial robbery was reported at a department store after suspects were captured on video surveillance scaling a wall and placing items into bags. They entered and exited the location taking merchandise to an unknown location. When one of the suspects re-entered the location and attempted to leave with more merchandise, she was confronted by a loss prevention officer and a physical encounter occurred. A bystander assisted the officer in taking a suspect into custody.
First block of Peachtree Avenue—On May 25, a pedestrian reported a robbery in a parking lot after he picked up a man who works for Lyft, a mobile app-based transportation company. Once at the location, a second man came over, saying he would pay for the fare. Instead, he placed his hands inside a book bag, gestured as if he had a gun and demanded money. The two suspects took $17 cash from the victim and left.
4300 block of Chastain Walk Drive—An aggravated assault was reported. Two people were arguing. One grabbed a knife and chased the other outside into the parking lot. The two people are roommates and live at the townhouse where the attack occurred.
500 block of Armour Drive—A patrol officer saw a fire official trying to treat a combative victim, who would only say he and a friend got into a fight and the friend left in a vehicle. The victim finally agreed to be transported to receive further treatment for his injuries. The exact circumstances are not known.
2300 block of Cheshire Bridge Road—An assault was reported outside a fast-food restaurant after investigators discovered a man who said he was stabbed with a box cutter. He said he tried break up a fight between his friend and an unidentified suspect.
2900 block of Peachtree Road—A man walked into a restaurant, walked behind the counter and began screaming obscenities and threatening to kill an employee. When he got into a woman’s face, he was able to pin her arms behind her and walk her out the door, where he threw a bottle of Snapple at her, but missed. He got into her vehicle, drove around the parking lot and re-entered the business with a glass bottle challenging the person behind the counter to come out. The dispute concerned $900 the suspect thinks the victim took.
1200 block of Milmar Drive—A Dell XPS laptop, a pair of neon blue Dragon Alliance snow goggles, a silver 13-ince MacBook Pro laptop, an HP 14.5-inch laptop and an Apple MacBook Pro laptop were taken from a house.
1200 block of West Wesley Road—A Toro pressure washer, a Black & Decker leaf blower, a tool box with miscellaneous tools, a Black & Decker drill, two extension cords and food items were taken from a house.
2600 block of Forrest Avenue—A Dell laptop, a Toshiba laptop, a Samsung 32-inch TV, a 32-inch flat panel TV, a Cannon 7.5MP digital computer, assorted jewelry and two lottery tickets were taken from a house.
1200 block of Defoor Village Court–A resident woke up and discovered her apartment in disarray. A purse that contained a credit/debit card, cash, license, a work laptop and keys to her vehicle were taken. She later discovered her 2014 Black Kia Forte was also taken. The vehicle was recovered the next day on Lenox Road, with the keys were left on the tire. The officer noted several papers and baby items inside the vehicle.
100 block of Lablanc Way—An Apple MacBook Air computer, a 13-inch Apple MacBook Air computer, an Apple iPad mini, an Apple iPad and two canvas shoulder bags with a leather address book were taken.
100 block of Pharr Road—A Remington Shotgun, a bike, a toolbox, an industrial fan and two pressure washers were taken from a condo. The shotgun, wrapped in a blanket, was recovered by Georgia Tech Police.
2900 block of Pharr Court South—A resident discovered $80 cash was missing from a purse that was left on a table. He was awakened by a neighbor, who was standing inside his residence.
500 Northside Circle—A Samsung 50-inch TV, a Samsung 32-inch TV, an IBM Think Pad and an HP laptop were taken from an apartment.
3300 block of Roswell Road—An LG 47-inch flat screen TV, a Diesel watch, a Bulova watch, an Apple MacBook Pro laptop, an Audi key and a Beats by Dre Bluetooth speaker were reported stolen from an apartment; A second resident in the same apartment complex reported stolen a Dell laptop, a Vaio computer and two Michael Kors watches.
4200 block of Rickenbacker Way—A gold wedding ring with three diamonds and silverware from a dining room set was reported stolen from a house. A second house on the block reported their sliding glass door lock was broken. The suspects ate nuts, berries and drank four beers from the kitchen area. Approximately $55 in coins was taken from a change jar.
4500 block of Wieuca Road NE—Several coins were taken from a house. When the residents were leaving, two men were seen staring at them from the rear of the neighbor’s home. They got into a black Ford F250 and drove away. A silver dollar coin was later recovered in the backyard.
2300 block of Parkland Drive—A Glock 26 generation handgun, an Acer laptop, a Gucci key chain, a Louis Vuitton wallet, a Gucci necklace, a birth certificate and a Social Security card were taken from an apartment; A second apartment in the same complex reported that a door lock was damaged and a Dell laptop, an iPad 3, two pairs of diamond earrings, four pairs of gym shoes, two leather coats, two suits, a Skagen watch, two suitcases, a backpack and a bottle of cologne were taken.
400 block of Lindbergh Place—Patrol units responded to a prowler call at an apartment complex and saw someone walking out while carrying several items in his hands. The apartment window was shattered and the blinds were torn. Several other items were located piled up as if the suspect was returning to retrieve the items.
1900 block of Hollywood Road NW—Security bars in the rear bedroom were pried off and the window was broken out. A Phillips Plasma TV, a LG Plasma TV and $500 in cash were taken from the house.
1100 block of Collier Road—A deadbolt lock was damaged. A 55-inch Panasonic TV, an Xbox, an Xbox 360, two laptops, an iMac, an HP laptop, an iPad and a ladies wrist watch were taken from the apartment.
8200 block of Brookwood Valley Circle NE—A hole was drilled in dead bolt lock and the peephole was punched out of a door to an apartment. An Apple iPad and a 40-inch Samsung Smart TV were taken.
1700 block of Northside Circle—A 55-inch flat-screen TV, a sound bar, PlayStation 4, six baseball caps, eight pairs of Nike Jordan tennis shoes and a grey tote were taken from an apartment.
200 block of 26th Street NW—An Apple MacBook and several pieces of jewelry were taken from an apartment after it had been ransacked.
2200 block of Peachtree Park Drive NE–A resident was inside her bathroom when she heard noises coming from her roommate’s room. As she opened the bathroom door, she observed a shadow of a man running out the residence. No items were taken from the house.
4000 block of Roswell Rd NE—An Apple iPad mini, a set of SRS-X7 Sony speakers, an iPod, a Sony digital camera, and a Michael Kos watch were taken from an apartment. A Sweetwater Brewery bag was also taken, possibly to carry the items in.
4000 block of Club Drive NE—A new microwave and kitchen sink, both in their boxes, were taken from a house that is currently being renovated.
600 block of Peachtree Hills Circle NE—A MacBook Pro 13-inch laptop, a Samsung Galaxy S5 and a LG 32-inch TV were taken from an apartment.
400 block of Armour Drive NE—A Hisense 55-inch TV and $550 in cash were taken from an apartment; two additional apartment units in the complex reported damage to the door locks and items taken.
1100 block of Lavista Road NE—Several pieces of jewelry were taken from an apartment.
2100 block of Piedmont Road—A resident was in the shower when she overheard three loud “thuds.” When she looked out the bedroom door, she saw a man, who ran out of the apartment after seeing her. No items were taken.
3700 block of Dumbarton Road NW—A 2005 Honda CFR250R Dirt Bike was reported stolen from the residence’s driveway. The dirt bike was taken from the rear of a pickup truck. Also taken was a motorcycle racing gear and a red and black toolbox.
2300 block of Bohler Road NW—A 1987 Chevy Silverado was stolen from the driveway.
1200 block of Collier Road—A 2006 Ford Crown Victoria was reported stolen from the parking lot of a gas station. The owner left the key inside the ignition while he entered the store. An IBM laptop was taken.
2500 block of Rivers Road NW—A 1998 Chevy Van was reported stolen after the owner left the vehicle unlocked with the van keys in the center console while he worked.
1700 block of Northside Drive NW—A 1998 Jeep Cherokee was reported missing from the third floor of an apartment complex’s parking deck.
3600 block of Peachtree Road NE—A BMW 325 was reported missing from a condo parking lot.
2500 block of Piedmont Road NE—A 2003 Dodge R150 was reported stolen from the parking lot of a department store. A suspect was captured on video surveillance exiting a silver Hyundai/Lexus-type sedan and entering the victim’s vehicle.
600 block of Burke Road NE—A 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee was reported missing from the driveway of the owner’s home.
1600 block of Piedmont Avenue NE—A 2008 Mazda Miata was reported missing from an apartment parking lot.
2700 block of Peyton Road NW—A 1995 Chevrolet C15 was reported stolen from the parking lot at the location.
2000 block of Defoors Ferry Road NW—A 1989 Buick Century was reported missing from the residence. Two male suspects were seen leaving the location in the victims’ vehicle.
Between May 17 and 23, a total of 29 thefts from automobiles were reported and an additional 49 reports of other larcenies, including shoplifting, were made. Between May 18 and 30, a total of 30 thefts from automobiles were reported and 34 additional larcenies were reported.