Atlanta police are asking for help finding the suspects who are responsible for dozens of cars break-ins across the city, including an incident where 76 vehicles were broken into during one night.
Police released surveillance video of three men, who investigations believe are responsible for three sets of vehicle break-ins, the department said in a news release. The incidents all took place during the early morning hours of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
About 4:30 a.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Memorial Drive in southwest Atlanta after multiple vehicles were broken into, according to a police incident report. Four vehicles had their windows smashed, with items being stolen from three of them. One of the victims told police that $5,000 in cash was stolen from inside his car’s glove box.
Witnesses said they spotted three men wearing ski masks driving away from the scene in a white Ford Escape, the report said.
About an hour later, officers were dispatched to the Station R Apartments at 144 Moreland Avenue after another set of vehicle break-ins, according to another incident report. Seven more vehicles had broken windows, and one victim told police that his Apple MacBook had been stolen from his car.
The night prior, a group of thieves used an unmarked tow truck to steal a Chevrolet Camaro from the parking deck at the Station R Apartments, AJC.com previously reported.
While the three suspects have been tied to the vehicle break-ins, investigators have not confirmed that they are connected to the stolen Camaro. However, police spokeswoman TaSheena Brown said investigators are “looking into that possibility.”
About 5:45 a.m., police responded to The Edge complex on DeKalb Avenue after 76 vehicles were broken into sometime overnight, the department said.
All of the vehicles were parked inside a gated parking deck that has access to the Eastside Trail of the Beltline. Residents said that the gate to the complex was broken when the thefts occurred.
Police also announced that a 2002 Mazda Tribute with the Georgia Tag “RQY9085” was stolen from The Edge and used as a getaway car.
Anyone with information on these suspects is asked to contact CrimeStoppers at 404-577-8477 or online at www.StopCrimeATL.com. Tips can be sent anonymously and information that leads to an arrest and indictment in this investigation can earn tipsters up to $2,000.
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