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Ormewood Park On Alert Following Daytime Burglary

In the Berne Street break-in, a television was stolen.

Atlanta police are looking for two men behind the brazen, mid-morning robbery of a Berne Street home June 19.

Later in the evening on the same day, police returned to the Berne Street area following another report of an attempted break-in.

In the first incident, the home, located in Berne's 900 block, off Glenwood Place, was the target of an attempted burglary last year.

A neighbor was alerted to possible trouble when her dog began barking excitedly.

The neighbor told East Atlanta Patch she saw the two men leaving from the victim's back porch with a television in the 10 a.m. break-in. The victim was not home at the time but she was at home during last year's unsuccessful break-in attempt.

The two men — both black in their 20s to 30s — ran to a car parked in front of the neighbor's home, got in the dark colored — green, maroon or brown — late 1990s model Lexus vehicle and sped away in reverse up Glenwood Place.

Nearly a week ago, the neighbor reported seeing a parked car with at least two men inside, parked at the Glenwood Place and Berne Street intersection and staring at homes. That car was a light-blue Chrysler, the neighbor said.

In the nighttime incident, a Berne Street homeowner caught a man walking alongside the backside of fences to several homes. When confronted, the man took off running.

Police always advise to call 911 if you see anything suspicious.

If you know anything regarding these two incidents, call 911 or call Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404.577.TIPS.

If you live in Ormewood Park, it's also a good idea to become a member of the Trolley Patrol, a neighborhood watch and public safety group that also serves Benteen Park, Boulevard Heights, Custer/McDonough/Guice, North Ormewood Park and Woodland Hills.

For more preventative and proactive steps you can take, please review our four-day crime series:


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