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Atlanta Police Looking For Suspects In Series Of Scooter Thefts

In one incident, victim was strong-armed by five men

Atlanta police are investigating a series of thefts involving motorized scooters between July 18th and the 27th in Edgewood, Ormewood Park, Kirkwood and other intown neighborhoods

The most recent theft, which occurred at 10 p.m. on Parkway Drive in the Bedford Pines neighborhood, involved five men between 17 and 21 years of age. The robbers attacked and forced the victim off the scooter.

The other five incidents were burglaries occuring in apartment complex parking lots or driveways of homes, police said. Some of the stolen scooters were even chained.

"When possible, we recommend taking the scooters indoors as a preventative measure," Atlanta police spokesman Carlos Campos wrote in an e-mail. "As always, be aware of your surroundings while riding them and dial 911 to report any suspicious activity. Also, please be sure to record their serial numbers in the event an officer were to recover one or stop someone on a stolen scooter."

Anyone with any information about the thefts is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS or call 911.

Here's the rundown of incidents:

  • July 18th, Gilbert St. SE — Ormewood Park
  • July 18th, East Confederate Ave. SE — Ormewood Park
  • July 19th, LaFrance St. NE — Edgewood
  • July 21st, Vaughn St. SE — Kirkwood
  • July 23rd, Virginia Ave. NE — Virginia-Highland
  • July 27th, Parkway Drive. NE — Bedford Pines
Cerebration July 29, 2011 at 01:32 PM
This isn't just happening in Atlanta. I know of an incident where a 19 year old young man was knocked off his scooter at gunpoint by 4 thieves who stole the scooter and sped away. This was in Chamblee 6 months ago or more.

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