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Decatur Police recover two stolen cars, but suspects escape

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Decatur Police recover two stolen cars, but suspects escape

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Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

Decatur Police recovered two stolen vehicles on Saturday morning, April 28, but lost the suspects accused of stealing those vehicles.

According to Lt. Jennifer Ross, “On April 28, 2018 at approximately 4:52 a.m., Decatur Police responded to a suspicious activity call involving approximately six males and two vehicles in the area of Second Avenue and Bryan Place. The caller reported the males were looking into vehicles. An officer arriving in the area observed one of the described vehicles traveling south on Madison Avenue. The vehicle initially took off and stopped when it hit the guard rail at the dead end of Madison Avenue. Three or four occupants fled into the wood line. The second vehicle was located on Second Avenue. Upon seeing an officer arriving in the area, three occupants fled from the vehicle. A DeKalb County Police K9 unit was requested.”

Ross said the vehicle abandoned by the suspects on Second Avenue had just been stolen from a home in the 200 block of Madison Avenue. Officers found a weapon in that vehicle that had been reported stolen in Anderson, S.C. The vehicle abandoned by the suspects on Madison Avenue had been reported stolen in Greenville, S.C.

“A DeKalb County Police K-9 arrived and attempted to track the suspects, but no suspects were located,” Ross said. “Both recovered vehicles were taken to the Decatur Police Department to be processed by an investigator.”

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