Investigation – Atlanta, Decatur Police investigate burglaries

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 9, 2014
Illustration. Source: Wikimedia commons

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A Decatur burglary that happened in broad daylight on Saturday, Feb. 8, might be connected to a burglary that happened in East Lake.

Decatur Police Sgt. Jennifer Ross said the burglary occurred between 2 pm and 4:45 pm on Feb. 8 in the 600 block of 2nd Avenue.

“It appeared the suspects used a vehicle to force a locked rear gate open and the rear door to the residence was then forced open,” Ross said. “Numerous items were stolen throughout the house.”

A neighbor reported seeing two men in a big SUV, possibly a Ford Explorer, leaving the alley behind the victim’s house.

The driver is described as a black male with a light complexion and wearing a red baseball cap. 

Atlanta Police in Zone 6 on Saturday responded to reports of incidents on Tupelo Street and the 100 block of Second Avenue. Both incidents occurred between 1 pm and 3 pm.

APD responded to a burglary on Tupelo Street, Ross said. “Based on the size of a television stolen, it is likely a SUV or truck was used,” Ross said.

APD also responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle backed into a driveway on the 100 block of 2nd Avenue.

The description of that SUV differs from the one used in the Decatur burglary, however. The SUV in that report was occupied by three to four men and is described as a white Suburban or Tahoe.

The East Lake Security Patrol told residents via email, “(Zone 6 Commander Maj. Tim Peek) is in touch with Decatur Police and the DeKalb County South Precinct. It is possible the break-in below in Oakhurst and the one in East Lake on Tupelo Street are linked. There were also two attempted break-ins in East Lake. This all happened Saturday afternoon during the same time period. The East Lake Security Patrol is patrolling heavily in collaboration with Zone 6. Please call 911 if you see any suspicious vehicles and give a tag number/description if you can. Thanks.”

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