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As crimes spike, Buckhead Coalition offering $5,000 reward
by Staff Reports
February 19, 2014 05:07 PM | 2353 views | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Sam Massell
Sam Massell
Noting a spike in robberies and other “crimes of opportunity” as described by Maj. Van Hobbs, the Atlanta Police Department Zone 2 commander, the Buckhead Coalition Wednesday announced a reward to address such activity. Coalition President Sam Massell has set aside $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for any of such Buckhead crimes which have taken place since Jan. 1.

Monitoring reports occurring in Buckhead since the start of 2014, there appear to be 11 of record, including instances of mostly armed pedestrian robbery. The onslaught of pedestrian robberies — committed mostly at residences — has not fit any mold.

The coalition has found success in the past with its major reward program in crime reduction, once paying out $50,000, the largest reward ever paid in Georgia.

Other individuals or entities can contribute to this reward fund. Anyone with information about any of the crimes committed in Buckhead in January and/or February should report it to the police at (404) 848-7231.

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