Friday, March 1, 2013
Atlanta Police are deploying additional officers to Grant Park based on the latest crime patterns, according to a neighborhood official.
GRANT PARK — Atlanta Police have arrested three juveniles who were driving in a Honda Insight that was reported stolen in a carjacking here earlier this week, according to Ron Lall, chairman of the Neighborhood Planning Unit-W's neighborhood safety committee. Police recovered the vehicle and made the arrests during a traffic stop Thursday evening. This incident is at least the 10th carjacking in an East Atlanta Patch neighborhood since Jan. 1. Lall e-mailed residents to let them know the juveniles were charged with theft by receiving and may face additional charges "if the victim is able to confirm their identity through a line up." Atlanta Police Department spokeswoman Officer Kim Jones confirmed three juveniles were arrested and charged …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Police looking for a stolen silver/gray Volkswagen Passat with Georgia license plate No. BFP8449.
GRANT PARK — The Grant Park Security Patrol reported that a carjcacking and pedestrian robbery occurred at about 8:20 p.m. on Feb. 13. The carjacking happened on Rosalia Street SE off Boulevard. The victim told police he was working on his silver/gray 2002 Volkswagen Passat station wagon that was parked on Rosalia and as he sat in the driver's seat, a man pointed a black handgun at him and ordered him out of the car. The victim thought the gunman wanted his wallet so got out of the station wagon and handed it over and ran. As he did so, he noticed another man entering the Passat and both carjackers fled the scene. The stolen Passat is a gray with Georgia license plate No. BFP8449. The carjacking is at least the ninth incident in an East …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Vehicle later found in southwest Atlanta's Greenbriar neighborhood.
NORTH ORMEWOOD PARK — On the same day Atlanta Police Department announced the capture six men suspected in a string of carjackings including in East Atlanta and Cabbagetown and other parts of the city, a woman reported that she was the victim in yet another incident. The victim, who was injured in the 5 p.m. incident and taken to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment, becomes at least the eighth motorist to be carjacked in an East Atlanta Patch community since Jan. 1. The victim told police she was heading to her car in the parking lot of Glenwood East Apartments at 390 Stovall St. SE after visiting a friend. As she headed toward her vehicle, she noted two men following her. She put some miscellaneous items in the trunk of her vehicle and …
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Victim was going to work when his car was taken at gunpoint.
EDGEWOOD — Atlanta police are looking for at least two men who carjacked a man early Jan. 20 in the Edgewood Retail District. The victim, who was headed to work at his job in the shopping center, is the second person to be carjacked at the Edgewood Retail District following another incident on Jan. 17. Meanwhile, Target Corp., which has an achor store at the center, said Monday it is stepping up its own security efforts in the wake of the incidents. The victim gave police the following account: At about 4 a.m., he was getting out of his vehicle, a 2000 maroon-colored Saturn LS with the Georgia license plate No. PFG9420, when a man, armed with a silver revolver, ordered him out of the vehicle and to walk away. The victim, who walked toward …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Police looking for a 2001 silver Volvo with Georgia license plate AHR4230.
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Saturday, January 19
Editor's note: Valencia Hudson, public safety liaison for Atlanta City Councilwoman Natalyn Archibong, issued the following crime alert. The stolen Volvo, was recovered on Monday, WSB-TV reported.: EAST ATLANTA — At 1:48 a.m. on Jan. 19, 2013, Officer C. Crump was dispatched to 575 Gresham Ave. to investigate a carjacking that had just occurred. Several other units copied the call and responded to the area. Responding Units saw the listed vehicle (a 2001 silver Volvo bearing Ga. License plate AHR4230) travelling away from the scene at a high rate of speed, and followed the vehicle as it entered I-20 eastbound headed toward Decatur. Upon entering the highway however, the units were unable to locate the vehicle. A look-out was given over the…
Friday, January 18, 2013
Police are looking for a silver Ford Focus with license plate No. AZP8798.
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Friday, January 18
Editor's note: Valencia Hudson, public safety liaison for Atlanta City Councilwoman Natalyn Archibong, issued the following crime alert: EDGEWOOD — On Jan 17, 2013 at 10:23 p.m., a carjacking call came up at 1255 Caroline St. The victim was accosted as she was exiting her parked vehicle in the parking lot of Ross Department Store. Three black males were staged up hiding behind a wall adjacent to the store. When the victim exited her vehicle to go into the trunk the one suspect, armed with a black pistol approached her and demanded her car keys and her cell phone. The victim stated that she tried to get back into her vehicle as the suspect pointed a handgun at her and stated, 'give me your car,' then stated, 'give me your phone' before …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Victim was struck in the face with handgun.
EAST ATLANTA — Atlanta police are looking for three men wanted in connection with an early morning carjacking in the 1500 block of Glenwood Avenue. It's unclear if this incident is related to a seperate carjacking case in Woodland Hills later that same day. The victims told police they were returning from the McDonald's on Moreland Avenue at about 1 a.m Jan. 2 and parked at their home when they saw a red Dodge pick-up truck drive by on Palsey Avenue, the nearest cross-street to their residence. The red truck turned around at the end of the street and came back toward them on Glenwood. When the red truck passed them and reached the stop sign, a black male wearing a gray beanie hat and red shirt exited the vehicle and began walking west on …
Responding officer injured; Atlanta police searching for carjacking suspect.
WOODLAND HILLS — Atlanta police are looking for a suspected carjacker of a red pick-up truck that struck a Woodland Avenue home in the early morning hours of Jan. 2. The incident occurred at about 7 a.m. on Woodland near Vickers Street. A responding Atlanta police officer was injured when he fell into a creek, Atlanta Police Department spokeswoman Officer Kim Jones told East Atlanta Patch. That officer was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, Jones said. The incident "was a result of a carjacking," Jones said, adding the suspect remains at large. The homeowner told WSB-TV that the vehicle, which knocked out a column, in front of the home, struck the house near where his toddler slept.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Victim was texting in her car when gunmen pounced, pushed and struck her.
Atlanta police are looking for four men who robbed a woman late Tuesday night in the parking lot of the Home Grown restaurant on Memorial Drive. The victim told police she was parked in the restaurant's lot at the corner of Memorial and Gibson Street SE at about 10 p.m. She said was in the middle of texting when a van suddenly pulled up alongside her 2005 black Honda Civic (license plate No. BIN6013). Four men in their late teens jumped out of the van. One of them, armed with a silver handgun, called her derogatory name, pushed and hit her. He snatched her mobile phone and car keys. The victim said it was too dark to get good descriptions of her assailants, but a witness who heard the woman's screams, told police he saw one of the men get …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Masked gunmen attack in mid-afternoon.
Atlanta police say a woman was carjacked Aug. 28 in the parking garage of the Enso apartment complex at 880 Glenwood Ave. in Grant Park. The victim, 30, told police she was on the fourth floor of the parking garage just before 3:40 p.m. when a black Volkswagen Jetta suddenly pulled up alongside her. Two men, one of whom brandished a silver handgun, demanded her purse and car keys. Both men wore dark-colored bandannas around their faces. After giving them her purse and keys, one jumped into her vehicle, a 2011, black Jeep Cherokee with the license plate No. AZS-1229. The other took off in the Volkswagen, which had been reported stolen in a seperate carjacking incident, police said. While leaving the garage, the Volkswagen hit a yellow pole…