Thursday, August 23, 2012
Police: Man in pick-up truck tried to snatch a 7-year-old girl.
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Thursday, August 23, 2012
The Atlanta Police Department issued the following alert: On Aug. 22 at about 7:45 p.m., a black male driving a black pick-up truck attempted to kidnap a 7 year-old girl from the corner of Parkway Drive NE and Angier Avenue NE. The victim and two of her friends, ages 9 and 12, were walking on Parkway when a man in a black pick-up truck slowed down and asked the girls where they were going. The girls ignored the man and continued walking, and the man exited his truck, grabbed the 7 year-old girl, covered her mouth so that she couldn’t scream and began dragging her toward his truck. The other two girls grabbed the victim and attempted to pull her away from the suspect, who then released the girl and fled the scene in his vehicle. The girls …
Friday, July 13, 2012
Police still looking for remaining robbers.
Hours after releasing bank surveillance video of one of the armed suspects in a July 3 Cabbagetown armed robbery and kidnapping, Atlanta police have him in custody. The teen in the video, 15, was turned in by his parents who saw the video, Atlanta police said. The boy, whose name was not released because of his age, is charged with robbery and kidnapping and is the custody of juvenile authorities. The investigation continues, APD spokesman Carlos Campos said. The kidnapping victim was one of several men sitting on an Estoria Street porch when several men rushed the porch and forced everyone in at gunpoint. He was taken around to several bank ATMs to withdraw money before the gunmen released him on Memorial Drive about two hours later. …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Victim was taken to area ATMs to withdraw money at gunpoint.
The Atlanta Police Department released bank surveillance video of one of the men wanted in connection with the July 3 armed robbery and kidnapping from an Estoria Street home in Cabbagetown. The kidnapping victim, was taken around to several bank ATMs to withdraw money before the gunmen released him on Memorial Drive about two hours later. Anyone with information about him or the other suspects is urged to call 911 or Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404.577.TIPS (8477).
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Armed gunmen rob four in Estoria Street home and take a fifth at gunpoint to area ATMs.
Atlanta police are looking for three armed gunmen who robbed four people in the 100 block of Estoria Street late July 3. They stole mobile phones, wallets and a television from the home, CBS Atlanta reported. A fifth victim was kidnapped at gunpoint and forced to withdraw money from nearby ATMs. He returned two hours later. None of the victims were injured. The kidnapping comes little more than two months after two women were kidnapped at gunpoint in Reynoldstown and Edgewood. Police are investigating to see if the incidents are related, CBS said. Officer John Chafee, an Atlanta Police Department spokesman, gave the following account: On July 3, around 11 p.m., officers responded to the robbery and kidnapping call on Estoria Street. Upon …
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Both suspects remain at large.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Both victims managed to escape, one suffered eye, wrist injuries; the other was punched in the mouth.
Atlanta police are looking a man who kidnapped a woman at gunpoint in Edgewood early Wednesday morning. She later escaped. Separately, investigators are looking for the man — possibly the same gunman — who attempted to kidnap a woman in Reynoldstown. In the Edgewood case, the victim told police that around 2 a.m., she and a friend were sitting on the porch of a house in the 100 block of Mayson Avenue. A man armed with a gun grabbed her and forced her into the trunk of his vehicle, Ofc. Kim Jones, an APD spokeswoman, told East Atlanta Patch. A short distance away, "the victim was able to escape by pulling the trunk release lever and jumping out at Arkwright Place and Whitefoord Avenue," Jones said. She ran to Leslie Street where she called …