Editor's note: The Atlanta Police Department's Zone 3, which includes Summerhill, Chosewood Park, Thomasville Heights and Peoplestown, issued this alert regarding stolen cars and vehicle larcenies. While auto thefts in the zone are down nearly 2.5 percent — as of July 27 — motor vehicle larcenies have spiked some 22 percent.
From APD Zone 3:
Most of our auto thefts are occurring overnight (11 p.m. to 7 a.m.).
The highest areas are on the Glenn Street corridor as well as Fulton, Cooper, Windsor, McDaniel and Coleman streets, Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard and the Thomasville area.
Please help us by never leaving keys in your unoccupied vehicle, setting car alarm, try to park where you can keep an eye on your vehicle, and don't leave valuables in your car to attract criminals.
Please report suspicious activity to 911 immediately. Look out for wreckers illegally towing cars (for example: you may not see the car's driver around).