25 cars broken into at SE Atlanta apartment complex

About 25 cars were broken into early Monday at a southeast Atlanta apartment complex hit by similar thefts just two weeks ago.

The break-ins were reported shortly after 4 a.m. in the parking lot of the Glenwood East complex on Stovall Street, off Moreland Avenue and just south of I-20, according to Atlanta police.

Resident James Hunter said there have been multiple car break-ins at the complex since the beginning of the summer.

“It’s gotten so bad to where when cars are broken into, residents have to knock on each other’s doors in the morning and say, ‘Hey, it’s happened again. Come out and see if your car is the one that got broken into,’ ” Hunter said.

Two weeks ago, thieves broke into several cars in the lot, Atlanta police Sgt. D. Clements said. That Aug. 11 incident, he said, was “not of this magnitude.”

Only a handful of the 30 or so cars in the lot were left untouched by the overnight thieves, according to Clements, who said items stolen included an iPad, money and shoes.

“One of the residents said that his vehicle was broken into in the previous incident,” he said. “He got a rental car while he was getting his car repaired, and now his rental car’s gotten broken into.”

Clements said the complex has security cameras, “but not looking at this parking lot itself.”