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Attempted burglary in Avondale Estates ends with arrest

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Attempted burglary in Avondale Estates ends with arrest

An Avondale Estates Police Car. Source: City of Avondale Estates, GA
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An Avondale Estates Police Car. Source: City of Avondale Estates, GA

Avondale Estates Police arrested a burglary suspect on Feb. 6 thanks to an alert resident.

According to the Police Department, officers responded to the call about an attempted burglary in the 3200 block of Wiltshire Drive around 1 p.m. The caller saw a man hanging around and manipulating the door handles on a neighbor’s home. The caller also saw a suspicious vehicle parked on the street in front of the home. The vehicle left the suspect behind, who fled the scene, according to police.

“A witness followed the suspect on foot and kept 911 apprised of the suspect’s whereabouts and direction of travel. Because of this accurate information, AEPD officers were able to intercept the suspect and place him under arrest,” the Police Department said.  “The witness was able to positively identify the suspect. No entry was made to the home. Please be on the lookout for a tan-in-color, late model, full sized American-made sedan with damage to the driver’s side and bearing the handwritten ‘Tag Applied For’ sign on the rear bumper area. Do not approach the vehicle, instead, call 911 immediately. If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact Inv. Gillis at 404-391-4526.”

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