“Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.” — Albert Einstein
Det. Matthew McGinnis reported that 2 brothers, both from the Atlanta area, have been arrested and charged with 22 counts of theft. They have since confessed to the thefts and gave Detective McGinnis a unique insight to their crimes.
These suspects are professional thieves who travel all over the country following large venues(concerts, sporting events, etc.) for the sole purpose of stealing. Several other jurisdictions are obtaining warrants on the brothers and will be prosecuting them separately (Rockdale County has them on 44 separate charges).
This is a great example of solid police work by Detective McGinnis and the other investigators that have put in tons of hours on this case.
A man called the cops and told them that several men in a black SUV tried to get into his residence. He said he pushed several pieces of furniture up against the door as well as the chimney.
The officer spoke with neighbors who said they did not see any activity at the man’s residence. The officer described the man in a mild state of panic (is there such a thing as being only mildly panicked?).
The officer said the man then pointed to the black SUV which apparently wasn’t there. The man admitted that he may have been hallucinating due to driving all night and then taking Xanex.
Two men were arrested after a botched armed robbery of a man in the Parc of Dunwoody Apartments in north Sandy Springs. The three men robbed the victim of his jewelry and watch as he got out of a car in his apartment parking lot. The men fled and the victim followed them in his car.
They hit Northridge to 400 south to the MARTA ramp which, if you’re familiar with it, spits you back on 400 northbound only. They returned to Northridge where the bad guys wrecked the car and then fled into the woods. Two were caught; the third remains at large.
The moral of the story: Even if you have a lot of jewelry or expensive jewelry, or even jewelry that may look expensive, be modest. The wrong people may take a keen interest in it.
It’s for this very reason that I never wear my Ovaltine Secret De-Coder ring in public.
Someone pried a back door to a business in the 1100 block of Hightower Trail and attempted to commit a burglary. The entry activated an alarm. Officers reported the employee who responded said nothing was missing.
Alarms are good! Make sure you set your alarm anytime you leave the home or business.
Cedar Run: A woman reported that several items were taken from her apartment. The officer reported the suspect was a soon-to-be ex-roommate. The officer said he met with the suspect earlier and she wanted her belongings, including her dog. The officer said that she would have to wait until the other party arrived at home. (Apparently the roommate didn’t have a key.)
Later, when the victim called, the officer found that the roommate apparently made entry without force. It’s believed she may have climbed to a balcony patio door, took several items, then left.
The items stolen included a coffee table, camera – and a dancing pole.
6500 block of Roswell Road: A woman reported that a man came into the store she worked and took a pack of Magnum Twister condoms and a “Club” magazine. She confronted him and he gave them back.