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NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH: Jewel heist
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Police reports of note from the Atlanta Police Department Zone 2, which includes Buckhead, from Nov. 3 through Nov. 9. Sandy Springs Police Department reports were not submitted to the Neighbor in time to meet its deadline.

- Provided by Atlanta Police Officer L. Illery

o JEWEL HEIST: At the Elif Fine Jewelry store on 3229 Paces Ferry Place in Buckhead Nov. 7, the reporting person called 911 after hearing the glass break along with a female voice crying out. The caller noticed a suspect making forced entry into the locked business door and gave notification of the robbery. Three suspects, possibly males, entered the business by forcing their way into a magnetic locked door. One of the suspects brandished a handgun and made verbal threats to shoot if their orders were not followed. Store employees were made to move about the store from the floor areas near the jewelry cases, then into the kitchen area where they were forced to lie face down. The suspects instructed employees to stay and count to 2,000 until all suspects left the scene. After not being able to obtain the keys to the safe, the suspects removed several pieces of high-end jewelry. The door to the kitchen was then shut as the suspects began smashing the clear glass cases, which contained $5 million worth of assorted jewelry.

o BAD KARMA: At a commercial/office building at 3333 Piedmont Road in Buckhead Nov. 9, a witness saw several black males remove an ATM machine with a hand truck, load it into an older model black pickup truck and drive off. The ATM fell off the truck as the vehicle fled from the scene. The truck also damaged a metal pole. The suspects were wearing masks and hoodies.

DANCE HATER: At Johnny’s Hideaway at 3771 Roswell Road in Buckhead Nov. 7, the victim stated that he left his jacket, with keys in the pocket, on a chair while he went dancing. He said when he returned to the chair, his jacket and keys had been stolen. There are no known suspects.

SAY WHAT? At the AT&T store at 2561 Piedmont Road in Buckhead Nov. 4, the victim said on Sept. 20, employees allowed him to charge his phone there. He left his phone charging, but when he returned it was no longer inside the location. The victim asked the manager if she would review the security camera footage, but was told he would have to provide proof of purchase of the phone so she could verify the phone was his. The victim purchased a different phone and did not pursue any further action with AT&T. The victim returned Nov. 4 and asked the manager if she found any video footage of his phone. The victim was upset that no further information was provided to him when the manager again told him she could not review the footage without proof of purchase. The victim was provided with AT&T’s corporate number to pursue further action.

    

The names and charges above are from area arrest warrants and crime reports. A warrant is merely an accusation of a crime and accused people are innocent until proven guilty.
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