Three suspected thieves are accused of breaking into dozens — maybe hundreds — of vehicles around metro Atlanta, including at the Atlanta airport, authorities said.
Antonio Evans, Donte Price and Tony Johnson were recently arrested by College Park police and accused of participating in a car theft ring, Channel 2 Action News reported.
College Park Lt. O. Manning told Channel 2 the suspects are accused of break-ins in their jurisdiction as well as Atlanta, Brookhaven, East Point, Hapeville and Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Police are still trying to figure out how many thefts they might have committed.
“I want to say hundreds because of the amount of incidents that we have,” Manning said.
The alleged theft ring is mostly targeting Ford F-150 pickup trucks, but other vehicles have also fallen victim to the group, Manning told the news station. Evans, 24, is accused of being the ringleader.
Evans has spent nearly three years in prison since 2015, according to Georgia Department of Corrections records. He was last released in May 2018 after being convicted of several theft by taking, entering auto and fraud charges in Clayton and Fulton counties.
“He had active warrants,” Manning said. “So he was on our radar for numerous entering auto incidents that took place in our city.”
Price and Johnson were booked on theft by receiving charges, the news station reported.
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