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7 arrested in looting of Lenox Square Nike store

A worker cleans up broken glass at the Nike store at Lenox Square after a burglary Monday morning.
A worker cleans up broken glass at the Nike store at Lenox Square after a burglary Monday morning.

Credit: JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

Credit: JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

Police arrested seven people among a crowd seen running with merchandise from a Buckhead Nike store on Monday morning.

Officers were called to the store at Lenox Square about 1:15 a.m. after an alarm was tripped, Atlanta police spokesman Officer Steve Avery said.

“On scene, the officers found that two large panes of glass had been broken out and they saw around 15-20 people running out of the store with merchandise,” Avery said in a statement.

Atlanta police said they saw 15 to 20 people running from the Nike store at Lenox Square with merchandise. Seven were arrested.
Atlanta police said they saw 15 to 20 people running from the Nike store at Lenox Square with merchandise. Seven were arrested.

Credit: JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

Credit: JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

Seven were apprehended. They were identified by police as Skylard Johnson, 30, Andnetta Jones, 20, Morenike Okuwobi, 22, Janie Ivory, 22, Victoria Williams, 39, Raeniesha Simpson, 29, and Joseth Jett, 21.

All were arrested on a charge of burglary and taken to the Fulton County Jail, according to police.

“The investigation is continuing and other charges are pending,” Avery said.

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