Atlanta’s Buckhead area victim of another smash-grab www.privateofficer.com
Earlier this week, Atlanta Police arrested six members of the 30 Deep gang. Many of the men arrested, police said, are connected to a rash of smash-and-grab burglaries across the metropolitan Atlanta area.
Burglars made their own entrance into Seven Over Escape, smashing through glass to break into the store. The owner would not comment about the burglary that happened in the early morning hours on Sunday.
Police said the six men arrested are implicated in a smash-and-grab burglary at Georgio’s Big and Tall store at Greenbriar mall, a Radio Shack on Metropolitan Avenue and eModa in Midtown.
The owner of Georgio’s spoke to CBS Atlanta News Sunday about the arrests and how he thinks Atlanta Police are handling these cases.
“You know, only a few members were arrested, the rest are still at large. I am not surprised that another store was hit. Police are not doing enough to capture criminals. There will be a lot more of them [smash-and-grabs], especially in the next 10 days or two weeks, especially during the holidays it happens more often, always does,” Ellie Karam said.
The robbery at eModa at the end of November put the store’s owner over the edge. The store now sits vacant and empty, not from thieves, but from workers packing up shop and closing down.
“I am thinking about getting out of Atlanta, it’s not worth my time. I blame security in the building of that complex and the police department they have a camera right in front across the street aiming at my complex and my store. They are not quick enough, they are not preventing it there is not enough going on preventing this from happening they are not scaring these guys at all they are not catching enough people,” Dan Kogan said during an interview in November 2009.
Police have not commented on whether the latest robbery is affiliated with a local gang.
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