From police reports dated June 21 through July 11
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.
1400 block of West Paces Ferry Road NW—A carjacking was reported where a man armed with a screwdriver approached a driver who was sitting inside his white Chevy Trailblazer. The man with a screwdriver asked the driver how to get out of the parking deck. The man tried opening the driver-side door and then punched the driver as he got out of his car. The driver said he saw the man sitting in another vehicle when he entered the parking deck. Police said the man also broke the window on another vehicle in the parking deck prior to the carjacking. A silk jacket and immigration papers were also taken with the vehicle.
100 block of Blackland Road—The resident was sitting inside his garage smoking a cigar when two men approached from the left side of his house, pointed guns at his head and asked who else was in the house. When he said his girlfriend was in the house, the men led the resident inside and made them lie face down in a room while they collected items to steal. The woman said the suspects took her into a closet, rubbed about her body and penetrated her vagina with their fingers. A Chopard Happy Sport white/gold stainless steel watch, a Rolex steal and yellow fluted gold bezel watch, a Jubilee bracelet with black dial and a Taurus .410 Judge firearm were taken.
1700 Peachtree Street—A carjacking was reported when a man approached a woman as she was exiting her blue 2003 Dodge Ram and demanded her keys. She fell backward and the suspect pulled out brass knuckles, ordered her not to move, entered her vehicle and drove west on 25th Street. The same suspect entered the Chevron at 1545 Northside Drive and removed three packs of beer from a cooler and left without paying. When the clerk confronted the suspect, he pulled what appeared to be the “handle of a gun.” When the clerk retreated inside the store and attempted to lock the door, the suspect followed and continued to pull on the door. The suspect left when he was unable to gain entry back into the store.
3300 block of Peachtree Road—A man walking through the mall parking lot was pushed from behind. When he turned around, a man was standing there with his right hand behind his back, demanding the man’s wallet and cellphone. “Don’t test me, I’ll shoot you,” the man said to the victim, who then dropped his wallet and phone on the ground and took off running.
3500 block of Peachtree Road—A woman was waiting for her husband to back out a parking space at Phipps Plaza when she was approached by a man wearing a red hoodie. He demanded “give me the purse” and after she did, he ran back to a white Mitsubishi Galant with three other men in the car. The woman tried to follow the men in the car, but lost them when they turned onto Ga-400 northbound.
2200 block of Lenox Road—Two men approached a man as he unlocked the door to his apartment. One of them pointed a handgun at the resident and took his backpack, keys and cellphone. They left in a white Mitsubishi Galant.
2500 block of Bolton Road–Two men were standing outside their vehicles talking when they were approached by a man armed with a handgun. The gunman took the victims’ vehicle, which was left with the keys inside, and fled the scene.
2000 block of Old Georgian Terrace—A resident was putting air in his bike tire when two men approached him from behind, one placed a handgun to his head and demanded all that he had. When the victim’s partner heard noises and came outside, the suspects ran off with the man’s wallet and cellphone.
1500 block of Chattahoochee Avenue—Four men dressed in dark clothing approached a couple as they were walking. Without uttering any words, the suspect stabbed one person in the abdomen above his naval and also on the left side of his rib cage. The second person was stabbed on the left side of his rib cage.
1500 block of Chattahoochee Avenue—A man was walking to the bus stop when another man grabbed his neck from behind and tried to grab his wallet. When a struggle ensued, the suspect pulled a knife and cut the man on the right side and took his wallet.
2100 block of Hills Avenue—A white van (possibly Dodge Caravan or Chrysler Town & Country) stopped in front of a pedestrian and a man with a handgun got out of the passenger side and demanded the man’s things. The suspect took the victim’s Apple iPhone 5 and approximately $100 in cash. The suspect vehicle was spotted in the area of Nancy Creek Road, but the officer was unable to catch up to it.
3200 block of Mathieson Drive—A man walking northbound on Mathieson Drive was approached by a car exiting a parking lot. Two men armed with handguns got out of the car and forced the victim back into the parking lot, where they demanded he pull down his pants and put his shirt over his head. The men took a Samsung Galaxy 4 cellphone and a wallet that contained miscellaneous cards and then ran back to their vehicle.
2800 block of Peachtree Road—A man entered a restaurant and asked to use the restroom. When he came out, he was wearing a mask and holding a black/silver handgun. “Give me the money,” he demanded. When the employees complied and gave him money from the register and tip jar, he demanded money from each person. As each person handed him their wallet, he removed the money and returned the wallet. He ran out and headed eastbound on Rumson Road.
1600 block of Monroe Drive —A man entered a bank and lingered around before exiting. The same man returned and handed a teller a note that read “ROBBERY 20’s, 50’s, 100’s NO ALARM.” After reading the demand note, the teller began to yell “robbery,” upsetting the suspect. He snatched the “demand note” from the teller and ran out the door without obtaining any money. He did not produce a weapon nor make any statements about a weapon during the robbery.
1500 block of Monroe Drive —Two men dressed as construction workers entered a cellphone business and asked about purchasing phones. When one of the suspects asked for “Melany,” an employee said she was entering the business. Once inside, the suspects pulled handguns and demanded the victims go to a back room. Once inside, the suspects zip-tied up all the employees with the exception of “Melany.” The suspect demanded she open all the safes or people would be harmed. The safes containing phones were opened one by one and the contents emptied into black and green bags. After obtaining items from the safes and $800 in cash, the suspects also took the victims’ cellphones, jewelry, keys, wallets and purses.
600 block of Bellemeade Avenue—The suspect entered the victim’s residence, hit her in the head with a soda bottle and poured the contents on her. The suspect threatened to kill the victim before leaving the location on foot.
5200 block of Alexander Circle—A couple fighting about one of them staying out late turned physical and a knife was used in an aggravated assault. During the argument, the suspect picked up a knife inside the kitchen and said “I will [expletive deleted] kill you. I will go to prison tonight.” The couple’s two minor children watched the fight and one of them phoned 911. A broken Lego set was observed lying inside the living room/kitchen area.
2500 block of Piedmont Road—A security officer was stabbed in the hand, back and wrist when he attempted to detain a shoplifting suspect at Target. The suspect was seen concealing items inside a back pack.
3700 block of Noble Creek Drive—A man returned to his apartment to find his clothing and electronics damaged by his ex-wife, whom he has a restraining order against. She tried to stab him with a screwdriver and told police that he stole her car and punched her in the face, so she was getting revenge. She was arrested at the apartment without incident.
3500 block of Piedmont Road—A man was riding on the city street when the suspect became angry with road rage and pointed a gun at him.
2000 block of Cheshire Bridge Road—A man was struck in the head with a beer bottle after he asked the suspect to move. Emergency medical services arrived to treat the victim for a laceration to the head.
1500 block of Chattahoochee Avenue—Two men were walking on Marietta Boulevard near Bolton Drive when they were approached by four men wearing all black. Without saying anything, the suspects stabbed both victims in their upper torso areas. As both victims fell to the ground, the suspects searched their pockets, removing an iPhone 6.
4000 block of Roswell Road—A woman walking down Roswell Road with a friend heard a car horn beep and she was struck in the upper thigh with a water bottle. The suspect vehicle sped off.
1000 block of Garden View Drive—Two Apple MacBook laptops, a pink ring, a sliver light blue ring and an Apple IPhone 5C were taken.
300 block of Peachtree Hills Avenue—An Acer laptop, a Mac desktop, several Tiffany rings and a Bamboo tablet were taken.
400 block of Lindbergh Place—Two MacBooks, two iPads, a Marc Jacobs wallet that contained $60 in cash, an ID and credit cards were taken.
700 block of Lindbergh Drive—A neighbor saw two men wearing all black and ski masks break in to an apartment.
400 block of Armour Drive—A storage unit lock was tampered with and three dining room chairs, three wing-backed chairs and an Oriental rug were taken.
1600 North Pelham Road—A house’s rear glass window was broken. Two Apple iPhones, three Apple iPads, a grey HP laptop, a black Kindle tablet, a brown wallet that contained credit cards and a license, an Apple PowerBook laptop, an Apple iMac computer, a 27-inch Apple monitor and $150 in cash were taken.
1300 block of Lanier Boulevard—A Kenneth Cole computer backpack, a Lenovo computer battery and charger cord, a Dell 6430 laptop, a Dell laptop, a pair of Ray Ban sunglasses were taken. The alarm sounded and the resident checked the interior of the house and went back to his bedroom. When he heard voices, he discovered the theft and phoned 911. Tire tracks from a bicycle were discovered in the driveway and on the neighbor’s lawn.
700 block of Amnsterdam Ave—A DeWalt pressure washer and a floor jack were taken from an unsecured back porch.
1400 block of North Highland Ave—A house was broken into and a side rear downstairs window was discovered broken. An Apple MacBook desktop was taken.
1300 block of Northside Drive—A master lock was removed from a public storage unit and a black Traktor sound board, a QSC PLX1104 Amplifier and a 42-inch LG TV were taken.
2000 block of Peachtree Road—Several pieces of clothing, three belts, three pair of sneakers, a 32-inch flat-screen TV, an Xbox and a Tempur Pedic bed were taken from an apartment.
400 block of Northside Drive—A Sony Vaio laptop, a Mac desktop computer, a 50-inch flat-screen TV, a LG sound bar, four pairs of shoes and a .32-caliber pistol were taken from an apartment.
3500 block of Roxboro Road—A Dell laptop, a leather briefcase, a 50-inch Sony LED TV, a 49-inch Vizio LED TV, a MacBook laptop, an iPad, a Kindle Fire, a MacBook charger, an iPhone charger, a gold necklace, a Tenqa Bluetooth and a pair of Ray ban sunglasses were taken from a house.
3300 block of Arbor Gates—A 50-inch SamsungTV, a Dell touch screen Ultra Book laptop, a black PlayStation 3 and a bottle of Gucci cologne were taken from an apartment.
400 block of Lindbergh Place—An apartment’s back door was pried open and a 50-inch Vizio TV, a Toshiba laptop, three Apple laptops, and 20 pairs of various brand name shoes were taken. When one of the residents returned from out of town, he discovered the spare keys to his black 2015 Volkswagen Passat and vehicle were also taken.
700 block of Lindbergh Drive—A TV was taken. The victims are currently out of town and were unable to be contacted.
2300 block of Parkland Drive—A Smith & Wesson .38-caliber Special and ammunition, two TVs, a Michael Kors handbag, a Tiffany & Co. bracelet, jewelry and an Apple iPad mini were taken.
2400 block of Camelia Lane—A 35-inch Panasonic TV, jewelry, and keys to a 2006 black Honda RTL were taken. The vehicle was later recovered at 1043 Grant Terrace, when patrol units attempted to stop it and the suspects ran off.
600 block of Garson Drive—A resident was inside the apartment and heard loud noises, such as the sound of his door being kicked in. No items were taken.
1200 block of Lavista Circle—The suspects continually rang a home’s doorbell before going to the rear of the house and entering. When the resident phoned a neighbor, he saw a man walking from her porch and going to the rear of the residence. The basement was entered and bedroom ransacked; no items were taken.
3100 block of Howell Mill Road—Three rings, a hearing aid and $450 in cash were taken from an apartment.
200 block of Colonial Homes Drive—An Asus laptop, a Sony PS4 game system, a Lenovo 580Y laptop and a set of JBL speakers were taken from an apartment.
600 block of Phipps Boulevard—A 14-carat necklace, a silver diamond bracelet and $80 in currency were taken.
2300 block of Lakeshore Crossing—A 50-inch Samsung TV, a Michael Kors purse, a Chase credit card, a Veridian Credit Union card and cash and coins were taken from a house.
1200 block of Howell Mill Road—A concrete block was used to break a side window. A security guard heard a loud noise and saw two men entering and leaving the location with computers in hand. Five additional suspects also entered and removed computers. Three keyboards and mouse left at the scene were processed for prints. The suspects fled the scene in a white Dodge Charger (unknown tag) and a dark-colored sedan.
1100 block of Huff Road—Two men entered a cafe and removed two Apple Mac desktop computers from the area.
1300 block of Collier Road—Six pairs of Guess boots were taken from an apartment.
3400 block of Roswell Road—A church window was damaged and a laptop and two pictures were taken.
3600 block of Roswell Road—An iMac, two MacBook Pro laptops, an iPad, and a 40-inch Samsung flatscreen TV were taken. A witness heard a loud noise and saw a man carrying a TV to vehicle with a hatchback. A bag was recovered at the scene.
1300 block of Marietta Boulevard—Five men wearing masks and gloves were captured on surveillance video removing a Toshiba TV, an iPhone, an iMac and iPad from inside. They used a brick to break a glass door.
2400 block of Bolton Road—Patrol units responded to an alarm call at a sandwich shop and discovered a broken window. A man was captured on surveillance cameras entering an opening the safe. When the suspect sees no money was inside the register, he grabbed six bags of chips and left.
2900 block of Piedmont Road—The garage door glass was removed. Surveillance footage shows a group of young men entering collision repair shop and remove a red Chevy Camaro , white Mercedes S550 and a red BMW I35, all with keys. The red Camaro was used to commit a smash and grab from the Wolf Camera at 3141 Piedmont Road and was later recovered in Clayton County.
1400 block of Mecaslin Street—Police responded to an alarm call and discovered a broken window, alarm panel and door damaged. A rock was used to break the office window. Two Apple keyboards, a 40-inch monitor, a 27-inch Vizio TV and two white Apple iMac computers were taken.
2600 block of Piedmont Road—A door to a tobacco shop was forced open and surveillance footage shows three men wearing masks and gloves entering the door with a crow bar and plastic totes. The suspects placed an undetermined amount of money and tobacco products inside the totes and ran off.
Between June 21 and June 27, a total of 14 vehicles were reported stolen and four auto thefts attempts were reported.
Between June 28 and July 4, a total of 11 vehicles were reported stolen and two auto theft attempts were reported.
Between July 5 and July 11, a total of five auto thefts and two auto theft attempts were reported.
Between June 21 and June 27, a total of 42 thefts from automobiles were reported and an additional 27 reports of other larcenies, including shoplifting, were made.
Between June 28 and July 4, a total of 36 thefts from automobiles were reported and an additional 27 reports of other larcenies, including shoplifting, were made.
Between July 5 and July 11, a total of 31 thefts from automobiles were reported and an additional 34 reports of other larcenies, including shoplifting, were made.