— Provided by Atlanta Police Officer L. Illery
Editor’s note: The Sandy Springs Police Department did not submit its weekly report to the Neighbor at press time. Briefs from that report should be published in next week’s paper.
NOT THE LIBRARY: Atlanta police arrested a woman April 29 for stealing books from the Barnes and Noble bookstore at 2900 Peachtree Road in Buckhead. The suspect, who was shopping in the store that morning at about 10:30 a.m., selected several books totaling about $138 and allegedly passed all points of sale without paying for the items. She was arrested and transported to the city jail.
GRAB AND GO: Thieves were perhaps inspired by the convenience of drive-through service when they allegedly robbed the Belk department store at Phipps Plaza in Buckhead April 30. Two unidentified suspects in a silver Ford Fusion drove up to the entrance of the store at about 10:50 a.m. Reportedly, the passenger ran in the store, selected a stack of polo shirts and shorts and then ran off, jumping in the back seat of the vehicle, which drove off. The security officer told police there was video surveillance footage of the activity outside the store, but the cameras inside the store were not pointed in the direction of where the shoplifting occurred.
LOCKED OUT: Employees of a storage facility at 2489 Cheshire Bridge Road in Buckhead contacted one of their customers April 29 to notify him it appeared somebody had messed with the lock on his storage unit. The victim visited his storage garage May 3 and found his lock had been replaced with a different lock that did not belong to him. He was able to remove the lock and access his unit, where he then discovered six fishing poles and a stamp/coin collection had been stolen. The victim told police the storage unit was secured with his own lock April 21.
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.