By Savannah Smith  |  11-30-2017   News
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East Atlanta residents are raising the alarm over what they estimate to be around 2-3 burglaries a day happening in their community.

Just over last month, neighbors said numerous burglaries hit various homes. The Atlanta police placed the number of such cases in the last month at 10, while DeKalb police had one.

On Wednesday, the authorities discovered a big piece of evidence related to the spate of crimes- a black Volvo.

A resident’s home security camera on Brownwood Avenue was able to capture footage that shows the burglars stealing a TV. Another resident named Ellis Burgess told local media that those same men captured in the video broke into her home Sunday, on Gilbert Street. They took electronics, weapons, and heirlooms.

Burgess said shared: “Things that had been in my family for 100 years plus years. Jewelry, they took both my firearms. I remember thinking in my head, how ironic. They’re going to shoot me with my own firearm.”

The authorities were able to track down the Volvo used in many of the burglaries. DeKalb police then searched an apartment complex located off Panthersville Road for the suspects.

Police also believe that a second group of thieves is employing a black Camry. Another resident’s camera captured the thieves at the latest break-in at a home on Vernon Avenue on Wednesday morning.

The homes have alarm systems, security cameras, and even dogs but it seems that these are not stopping the bold and bad thieves from robbing the homes at practically all times of the day.

Another victim, Mindy Fera, wailed: “They have no fear, somebody’s going to get hurt.”

Aside from tracking the vehicles used, the authorities have yet to share information or further details on crucial developments in their investigations. They have yet to answer the all-important question of whether if they are anywhere near solving the burglaries and putting an end to residents’ fears about the security not only of their properties but of their safety in their own homes.


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