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Decatur Police investigating links between Sandy Springs, Decatur vehicle break-ins


Decatur Police investigating links between Sandy Springs, Decatur vehicle break-ins


Sandy Springs Police arrested six suspects on suspicion of breaking into numerous vehicles, and now Decatur Police want to know if they could be responsible for recent break-ins in Decatur.

There are some similarities between the crimes in Sandy Springs and the 68 vehicle break-ins and a burglary that occurred in downtown Decatur during the early morning hours of Oct. 2.

According to Reporter Newspapers, the suspects in the Sandy Springs incident entered a secured parking deck at an apartment complex on Glendridge Point. They broke into numerous vehicles. The suspects were driving a stolen Mercedes SUV, according to the police department.

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In the Decatur incident, surveillance video showed “suspects in a newer model white Mercedes Benz sedan in the (downtown parking) deck prior to the burglary.” A witness to the burglary, believed to be linked to the break-ins, saw four young males throw a rock through a window before taking items and fleeing the scene in a white Mercedes.

Decatur Police Lt. Jennifer Ross said police investigators have noted the similarities.

“Our investigators were aware of the Sandy Springs arrests and are working with Sandy Springs PD at this time,” Ross said.

According to Reporter Newspapers, Sandy Springs police arrested:

– Kelvin Stone, 19

– Anthony O’Neal, 20

– Kelvin Stone, 19

– Marcus Palmer, 17

– Jamarcus Purnell, 17

– Jawaski Caston, 17

– Antwon Palmer, 17

The arrests occurred before 3 a.m. on Oct. 10.

For the full story on the Sandy Springs incident, click here.

Portions of this story were provided by Reporter Newspapers.

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