Crime briefs – Stealing from a stroller
The following crime summaries are provided by Atlanta Police Department Zone 6 and are presumed to be accurate.
On April 8, police received a report that man stole a purse off of a woman’s stroller in Bessie Branham Park. The victim told police she was standing 30 feet away. The suspect stole $120 in cash, plus the woman’s credit card, IDs and keys. The suspect is described as a black male, 18 to 20 years old, 5’10 with a regular build. He has short twists in his hair, a red sweatshirt, a black bubble vest and black pants, police said.
On April 10, police responded to call from a home on Clay Street. The victim said during an argument, a man grabbed a knife and threatened to kill her. Her two grandchildren witnessed the incident. The man was arrested and charged with assault.
On April 10, a man walked into a Title Max on Candler Road, pointed a silver revolver at the clerk and demanded cash. The suspect stole around $2,500. The officer at the scene noted that “DeKalb County Commercial Robbery units were on scene” following a lead in a case involving similar robberies in DeKalb. The suspect is described as a black man, 6’3, 205 pounds, wearing dark pants and a light colored button down shirt. He was wearing a mask and gloves.
On April 8, police responded to a call on Hosea Williams Drive. The victim said a man was knocking and banging his door and threatening his family. The man took items from the yard and the mailbox. The suspect threatened to come back and shoot the victim in the face while he was in the back of the police car. When officers tried to move the suspect’s hands from the front to the rear, he pulled out a razor. The man was charged with prowling, making terrorist threats and theft.
On April 8, police responded to a call at a home on Moreland Avenue. The victim told police that she witnessed the suspect enter through the window of the front room. She ran through the side door of the house and the suspect followed her. He then returned to her home to take her purse, ID, debit card and military medals. The suspect is described as a black male, 5’8 to 5’10, with a medium build, wearing a gray beanie and a dark bulky jacket.
On April 6, police responded to a call on Moreland Avenue SE. The victim told police he was walking on the east side of Moreland when someone shot at him. He didn’t see who fired at him. “He stated this was the 3rd time he has been shot at but the first time calling the police,” the report says.
On April 11, police responded to a call at Mortimer Place SE. The victim told police he was walking northbound on Battlefield Road near Mortimer and felt something hit him in the back of the head. He got up and four unknown men started beating him. He said they punched and kicked him in the head, back and ribs. He doesn’t know why they jumped him or who they were.
On April 10, police responded to a call about a carjacking on Macklone Street. The victim told police he’d met the suspect a week ago at McDonald’s. He said the man had been talking to him by phone since they first met about “weed.” The victim said he met up with the suspect on Hardee Street to buy weed. The victim let the suspect into his car and they drove over to Macklone Street. The suspect told the victim to give him all of his things and to get out of the car. The victim told police the man pulled out two guns and took his car, money, phone and clothes. The victim went to a residence on Macklone to call police and get clothes. The suspect is described as a young man wearing all black.