Three people, including two juveniles, face a slew of charges in connection with car break-ins and thefts as well as gang activity, according to authorities in northeast Georgia.
In all, 90 juvenile complaint charges and 45 arrest warrants have been taken out against the three suspects, the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office said Monday in a news release. Charges range from theft by taking and entering auto to burglary and violation of the Georgia Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act.
The suspects are part of a larger criminal street gang called Bloxk Rixh, according to the sheriff’s office. Authorities have not released their names, but said members of the same gang are responsible for similar incidents in DeKalb, Greene, Hall and Pickens counties.
“It is of great concern to me that armed criminals with strong gang affiliations would be bold enough to travel from the Atlanta area to our county and other counties in this region to commit crimes,” Habersham County Sheriff Joey Terrell said. “... That is why the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office is taking a stand and charging these criminals with every possible violation of criminal law available.”
Habersham investigators said at least two vehicles were stolen Aug. 29 from the Woodcrest Subdivision off Rennie Hames Road in Clarkesville, which is more than 85 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta. The cars have since been found, according to the sheriff’s office.
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