Provided by Atlanta Police Officer L. Illery
ALL IN THE DETAILS: At the 100 block of Habersham Valley Road in Buckhead, Aug. 31, the victim met two females at Rose Bar and invited them back to his house. The victim removed his gold Rolex Presidential watch and placed it on a table in his bedroom. After the women left, the victim noticed his watch was missing. The victim said one of the women was alone in his room for a few minutes. The victim was unable to provide names or descriptions of the females other than they were attractive and black.
THIRSTY THIEF: At the 2200 block of Collins Road in northwest Atlanta Sept. 5, the victim, who babysits, thought she heard a parent at her door, opened it and went out with a flashlight to check. When she returned, she saw the suspect inside the house picking up her items. The suspect refused to leave and advised he was just getting some water. The victim’s husband and son heard the commotion and chased the suspect out of the house. The suspect attempted to take their son’s bicycle, but was unsuccessful. He was later chased to a nearby church.
CASUAL CROOK: At the 2900 block of Lookout Place in Buckhead Sept. 5, the victim was at home watching TV when he heard someone enter his residence through the kitchen door. The victim grabbed a baseball bat, confronted the suspect and told him to get out. The suspect complied and exited through the kitchen door. The suspect walked out the back of the house and met the victim in the driveway. The victim advised he was calling the police and the suspect fled in a vehicle. The victim said his door lock was defective and the door sticks when it’s opened.
BUSTED & BOOKED: At a parking lot/garage at 99 Sheridan Drive in Buckhead, a witness called 911 and reported seeing two black males in an older model white Ford Bronco enter the victim’s vehicle after breaking the window and were pulling on the steering wheel. As a unit approached the intersection, he observed a vehicle matching the same description leaving the scene. Upon requesting additional units, a traffic stop was conducted and pliers and a screwdriver were recovered from the front seats of the Bronco. A show-up was conducted and the witness positively identified the two suspects. Units returned to the scene and located two vehicles that were damaged by the suspects. Vehicle No. 1’s steering column and driver-side window were damaged. Vehicle No. 2’s door handle was damaged.
PURSE SNATCHER: At 3242 Peachtree Road in Buckhead Sept. 6, an unidentified white female was observed entering the victim’s locker, removing her vehicle keys, then using the keys to enter her vehicle and take her purse from the vehicle.
UNDERWEAR BANDIT: At a department store at 3393 Peachtree Road in Buckhead Sept. 4, an unknown suspect was seen on video grabbing 40 pairs of panties from the shelves and running out of the store.
BAD SAMARITAN: At a service/gas station at 1856 Piedmont Ave. in Morningside Sept. 1, a female who was allegedly robbed of her purse and cell phone by two black males at 929 Charles Allen Jr. Drive in Zone 5 checked the recent activity on her stolen debit card and saw it had been used at the BP store at 1856 Piedmont Road. When video was reviewed, a white male carrying a black backpack was seen using the credit card. The store manager recognized the white male as a regular. Five days later, the male returned to the store, the manager called police and the male was arrested. The male said he found the debit card in a small beige bag alongside the road on Piedmont Circle.
The names and charges above are from area arrest warrants and crime reports. A warrant is merely an accusation of a crime, and accused people are innocent until proven guilty.