Inman Park plagued by car break-ins

A series of car break-ins have some residents in an affluent neighborhood on edge.

Atlanta police are investigating 22 recent car burglaries in Inman Park, Channel 2 Action News reported Friday.

“It’s really distressing,” Allison Murphy told Channel 2. “You feel like can’t go to sleep at night knowing you’re safe or that your property is safe.”

Murphy said her car was one of those broken into last weekend. A window was smashed, she said.

Sixteen break-ins happened at a Highland Avenue parking garage next to the Beltline. Another six happened at another complex a half-mile away, police said.

While Murphy was shocked at the break-ins, Joya Davis said she was not surprised.

“It’s a very safe neighborhood in general, but there’s always going to be people who want to take advantage of, you know, people that are out enjoying themselves,” Davis told Channel 2.

Police said a witness got the license plate number of a car suspected as being involved in the break-ins.

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