APD: Security cams removed in recent East Atlanta Village burglaries

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The victim says they feel like they have lost their sense of security after the incident.

Atlanta investigators are looking into two recent alleged East Atlanta Village burglaries.

In both cases, surveillance footage shows the suspect look through windows and eventually remove the security cameras from the homes, police said. Investigators believe it may be the same suspect in each case.

The first incident happened Jan. 6 on Van Vleck Avenue. At the home, police found wires protruding from where the Ring video doorbell and security camera should have been, and a window and a door were open, according to an incident report.

The person who lives at the home was out of town when her Ring app showed someone was at the front door, but the app soon “shut down,” the report said. Allegedly stolen items include two TVs.


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The second incident happened two days later, a mile away on Portland Avenue. Resident Vanessa Henson was running errands when her husband, who was also not home, called her and said his security app showed someone removing their camera by the back door.

The couple looked through the home with police. Nothing seemed to have been taken, but a drawer was open and a piece of the surveillance equipment was found underneath a couch, according to an incident report.

“The whole neighborhood is just so fed up because it just keeps happening one after another,” Henson told Channel 2 Action News.

Anyone with information on the case may call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477. All callers can remain anonymous and are eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000 if their tip leads to an arrest.


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Bold thieves are targeting home surveillance systems, police say.

Credit: WSB-TV

Bold thieves are targeting home surveillance systems, police say.

Credit: WSB-TV

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Bold thieves are targeting home surveillance systems, police say.

Credit: WSB-TV

Credit: WSB-TV