WATCH: Tow truck used to steal vehicle from NE Atlanta apartment complex

This is a screenshot of surveillance video from the night a group of thieves used a tow truck to steal a Chevrolet Camaro in northeast Atlanta.
This is a screenshot of surveillance video from the night a group of thieves used a tow truck to steal a Chevrolet Camaro in northeast Atlanta.

Credit: Atlanta Police Department

Credit: Atlanta Police Department

The morning of Martin Luther King Jr. Day was rife with vehicle break-ins, especially at northeast Atlanta apartment complexes.

While many vehicles had their windows smashed and items stolen, one car owner was the victim of an even more brazen crime the day before — his vehicle was stolen by a tow truck.

A group of thieves used an unmarked tow truck to steal a 2018 Chevrolet Camaro from the 5th floor of the Station R Apartments at 144 Moreland Avenue, Atlanta police said. Surveillance video of the incident shows two men push the vehicle out of the parking spot, so it could be attached to the tow truck.

The suspects arrived at the apartment complex in a red sedan, and drove off with both vehicles, police said. On Monday, officers found the Camaro abandoned in a driveway in the 400 block of Aberdeen Drive. The vehicle was resting on bricks and was missing its decal and tags.

On the same day, officers responded to the apartment complex two more times after multiple vehicles were broken into, according to police reports. Several vehicles had their windows smashed, with one victim’s Apple MacBook being stolen from inside his car.

One of the victim’s spoke to Channel 2 Action News and said that the thieves smashed the windows to two vehicles he owns in the parking deck. However, they didn’t steal anything.

“They’re breaking in cars that have nothing to steal in them,” the man, who asked Channel 2 to remain anonymous, said. “There was nothing taken of value out of those two cars. It’s obvious these guys are looking for identities and guns.”

This happened on the same morning as 76 car break-ins at The Edge apartment complex along the Beltline, which is located about two miles away from the Station R Apartments. The parking deck’s gate was broken that night, residents told AJC.com.

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The break-ins happened at The Edge apartment complex along Edgewood Avenue.

No arrests have been made in either set of break-ins.

Anyone with information about the incidents 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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