Family carjacked at OK Cafe in Buckhead

A family was carjacked outside the OK Cafe in Buckhead and an arrest has been made in the case.

Carlos Twine, 18, of Atlanta was arrested by the Atlanta Police Department for allegedly stealing on June 13 a Mercedes Benz from a family who had dined at the OK Cafe.

Twine faces charges of: armed robbery, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and hijacking a motor vehicle, according to records with the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department.

From police reports dated June 5 through June 11

The following information was provided by the Zone 2 Precinct of the Atlanta Police Department and is presumed to be accurate.

Robbery

3300 block of Peachtree Road – On June 9, in the evening, a man met another in a parking lot to sell an iPhone. The victim was beaten, robbed and carjacked. Police later recovered the car on Buckhead Avenue.

3300 block of Peachtree Road NE – On June 7, in the morning, in the Lenox Mall parking lot, a man was approached by three men. One pointed a gun at him and they all demanded the man open the trunk of his vehicle. The suspects then took the victim’s red Eddie Bauer bag, Apple laptop, Audio Technica microphone, and black Apple iPhone 6.

3300 Peachtree Road NE – On June 9, in the evening, at Lenox Mall, a woman was sitting in her car when she was approached by two men. She told police they pointed a gun at her and told her to get out of the car and to leave her purse. Once the woman got out of the car, the men drove off down Peachtree Road. The victim’s wallet, iPhone, purse, and debit/credit cards were taken.

3400 block of Lenox Road NE – On June 10, in the evening, a woman was robbed in her hotel room. She told police that she was waiting for a friend to arrive. She said that she heard a knock at the door and that she opened it believing it to be her friend. She said that when she opened the door a man rushed inside and placed a gun to her head. He told her to lie on the ground. The suspect then took the woman’s purse, $400 in cash, two $400 gift cards, an Android phone, and debit/credit cards. The suspect then fled.

3400 block of Kingsboro Road – On June 10, in the evening, a man said he was walking in a grocery store parking lot when he was approached from behind by two men. He said they asked if he had a lighter and as he was about to answer them they placed a gun on his right temple and demanded his possessions. They took his iPod, wallet, and $150 in cash. The suspects fled toward the MARTA station.

1900 block of Piedmont Cir. NE – On June 6, in the morning, a man was parked in the back parking lot of a fast-food restaurant when a man approached his vehicle. The suspect asked the victim if he had any money. The victim said he told the suspect “no,” and that the suspect then pointed a gun at him and said, “get out of the way and give me your keys.” The victim said he surrendered his keys and that the suspect drove off from the location traveling south on Piedmont.

Aggravated Assault

2000 block of Peachtree Road NE – On June 10, in the evening, a man told police he and another man got into an argument when the man came at him with a box cutter. The suspect also hit the man with a cane. The suspect left the apartment in the victim’s vehicle. The victim had visible injuries to his face and head.

Residential Burglary

1700 block of W. Wesley Rd. NW – On June 10, in the evening, the glass side door of a house was broken. A Rolex and $1,000 in cash were stolen from the location.

1900 block of Main St. NW – A woman said someone broke into her house while she was out of town and stole an LCD TV, Emerson 32-inch LCD TV, 19-inc LCD TV, a black hover board, two lawn mowers and a weed eater. The woman believes the suspect may be her ex-husband who was recently released from jail. She said he has threatened her in the past.

3000 block of Habersham Way NW – On June 10, in the morning, a man told police his tools were stolen from a house. He said he left his tools there and that when he returned the next day, they had been taken.

400 block of Northside Cir. NW – On June 6, in the evening, the deadbolt to a residence was damaged to gain entry. A black 40-inch HTC TV and two silver Michael Kors watches were stolen.

1000 block of Peachtree Park Dr. NE – On June 7, during the day, two MacBook Pros were taken from an apartment. The victim said that the door is unusually easy to unlock.

2000 block of Peachtree Rd. NE – On June 7, during the day, someone reported damage to the door frame of their apartment.

6200 block of Ivy Chase Way NE – On June 7, during the day, the front door to an apartment was kicked in. A PS$, a MacBook, MacBook laptop, $2,000 cash, a 12 gauge single shot firearm, and medication were taken. The victim said that he knows someone who has recently been arrested and needed money.

3607 Roxboro Rd. NE – On June 7, in the evening, a man told police he returned home to find his bedroom window open. A Microsoft Surface tablet, computer mouse, and a Hershel backpack were missing from the location.

2300 Parkland Dr. NE – On June 9, during the day, someone gained entry into an apartment by damaging the front door lock. A black Asus laptop taken from the location.

2300 block of Parkland Dr. NE – On June 9 during the day, the front door lock of an apartment was damaged to gain entry. Miscellaneous jewelry, Visio TV, and two laptops taken from the location.

400 block of Armour Dr. NE – A man said his house sitter told him that his apartment residence had been broken into while he was out of town. A 55-inch LG TV, 40-inch Samsung TV, Citizens watch, and a David Arden bracelet with a broken clasp were stolen from the residence.

1100 block of Lavista Rd. NE – On June 7 during the day, someone drilled into the deadbolt of an apartment. A 55-inch Vizio TV, Jansport headphones, Dell laptop, 55-inch TV, Toshiba laptop, iPad, and a white PS4 were stolen from the apartment.

400 block of Armour Dr. NE – On June 9 during the day, the front door lock of an apartment was damaged. A MacBook Pro, four gold Michael Kors watches, MJ watch, LV purse, and checks were taken from the location. Surveillance cameras observed on scene that may have captured the incident.

Commercial Burglary

500 block of Pharr Rd. NE – On June 8 in the morning, a woman in a hotel said she saw the blinds move in one of the vacant rooms. She said when she went to check the room a man appeared. She asked him if he paid for the room. He said that he had not, that it was a friend’s and then left down the stairs. A second man also appeared from a separate room. The two then fled. The door had visible damage from being forced. One of the suspects left behind a wallet, which was collected as evidence.

500 block of Pharr Rd. NE – On June 8 in the evening, a restaurant employee told that a male suspect entered the location through the patio door while the business was closed. He took a bottle of Hennessy and a bottle of Grand Marnier. The door was pulled so forcefully that it broke the lock. Onsite security observed the suspect exiting the location and shouted at him. He then put down the stolen items and fled the scene. Several sets of latent fingerprints were recovered from the property and turned in for analysis.

100 block of E. Andrews Dr. NW – On June8, someone broke the front door window of a barbecue restaurant. The burglar appeared to have only consumed some alcohol from the bar. Alarm was armed but not activated by the entry.

3300 block of Peachtree Rd. NE – On June 7, in the morning at a business in Lenox Mall, a woman said she locked and secured the rear door to the business and secured the safe before leaving the location. She said she returned the following morning to find the back door unlocked, the safe unlocked and open, and $1,871.27 cash missing from the location. The manager said that he believes a former employee, who had been recently terminated for stealing time, had access to both the business and the safe still because he had not changed the locks.

Surveillance footage shows a muscular figure, in a black hoodie with white tennis shoes, open the back door, unlock the safe, and take the money. The manager said he believes the suspect is the former employee. He advised she has a very distinct walk, which he observed on the surveillance footage. Crime Scene Unit was dispatched to the scene for processing.

1900 block of Piedmont Cir. NE – On June 6, in the morning, at an auto repair business, a woman said that when she arrived on scene at the location that she saw the drop box face broken off the front of the business and two sets of keys missing. She said that the box is used for people to drop their keys/vehicles off over the weekend. Two victims said they had dropped off their vehicles over the weekend. One said he observed a suspicious male nearby who watched him drop his keys off in the box. Neither of the stolen vehicles has any tracking capabilities.

2000 block of Monroe Dr. NE – On June 9 in the morning at a restaurant, a witness saw a male suspect run from the location with two bags from the business. He fled the scene in a sedan. A window was shattered out of the business in order to gain entry. Surveillance footage of the incident was captured and a statement collected from the witness.

Larceny

During the week of June 5  and June 11, there were 37 larcenies from vehicles reported. There were 25 other larcenies, including shoplifting, reported.

Auto Theft

Between June 5and June 11, there were 10 auto thefts reported.