August 10, 2017

VaHi Safety Team Report for July 2017

News and Notes


This information is not shared to scare anyone, but to let you know what happens around us every day so you can be alert and aware.

Pedestrian Robbery


On July 18th at approximately 7:30 am officers responded to a pedestrian robbery call in the 800 block of Adair Avenue. Two victims (a male and a female) were walking north on Barnett Street at the corner of Adair when and older model silver or grey 4-door vehicle pulled alongside them. Two suspects, armed with handguns exited the passenger side of the vehicle while the driver remained in the car. The two suspects, pointed their guns at the victims. The male victim pulled out his billfold and removed his cash and gave the cash to one of the suspects. The suspect then removed the victim’s backpack, containing a Dell laptop with charger and an iPhone 6 with charger. The suspect then reached into the victim’s pocket and removed his keys (residence and vehicle).

The female victim threw herself to the ground, where upon one of the suspects stood over her pointing his handgun at her and said, “give us all your stuff”. The second suspect took the female victim’s black and red leather tote bag containing her Apple MacBook with charger, iPhone 6 with charger, white Hollister sweater, water bottle, eyeglasses, and day planner as well as a lady’s wrist style wallet containing the victim’s ID and credit cards.

The victims were not injured during the incident.

The first suspect was described as a black male, 16 to 18 years of age who was less than six-foot-tall, thin to average build, with a short haircut wearing a black and white shirt with the number 8 and armed with a black handgun.

The second suspect was described as a black male, 16 to 18 years of age, who was less than six-foot-tall with a scarf and short twist in hair, black and red sweat shirt, dark jeans and armed with a silver semi-automatic handgun.

No description of the driver was given other than black male 16 to 18 years of age.
After the robbery, the vehicle proceeded north on Barnett and then turned east onto Virginia Avenue. No tag information was obtained and no cameras are in that area.

Car-Jacking in LaVista Park


Our counterparts from the LaVista Park Civic Association report that on Saturday July 29th a car was rear-ended on Sheridan Road. Both parties exited their cars to look at the damage. At this point the suspects who caused the accident took the victim’s car and belongings at gunpoint. The passenger, who had remained in the car, also had a weapon pointed at her and belongings taken.

The LaVista Park Patrol believes this is an isolated incident and reports that this sort of crime is extremely rare in the area. However, they caution that if you are involved in and accident and suspect something like this, dial 911 and drive to a well-lit area before exiting your vehicle.


Upcoming Meetings and Events


8/12/17- 10:00 - 3:00 pm - Keep Atlanta Beautiful Recycling Event
8/14/17 - 7:00 pm VHCA Monthly Meeting
8/19/17 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm & 8/20/17 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Piedmont Park Arts Festival
8/21/17 - 7:00 pm - NPU F Meeting
8/27/17 - 7:00 am - 8:00 pm - Festival Peachtree Latino

Crime Statistics


These statistics are pulled from the APD Open Data Portal http://opendata.atlantapd.org/Default.aspx. It includes reports from Beat 601 and Zone 6 as a whole. 
Because this data was pulled from an online data file and not from a prepared report with narrative which has been provided by APD in the past, I have no additional information or context that I can provide for any of these incidents.

Homicide None reported in Beat 601 or Zone 6

Rape None reported in Beat 601 and three in Zone 6

Pedestrian/Carjacking Robbery One reported in Beat 601 and twelve in Zone 6

See narrative report above obtained from FBAC officers.

Residential Robbery None reported in Beat 601 and one in Zone 6

Commercial Robbery None reported in Beat 601 and one in Zone 6

Aggravated Assault None reported in Beat 601 and twenty in Zone 6

Residential Burglary None reported in Beat 601 and twenty-six reported in Zone 6

Commercial Burglary None reported in Beat 601 and one in Zone 6

Larceny From Vehicle Thirteen reported in Beat 601 and one hundred and twenty-two in Zone 6

Vehicles were entered on Adair Avenue, Briarcliff Road, Hudson, Lanier, Los Angeles, N. Highland, Ponce de Leon Avenue, and Virginia Avenue.

Other Larcenies Five reported in Beat 601 and one hundred and twenty-three in Zone 6

Auto Theft One reported in Beat 601 and forty-two reported in Zone 6

A vehicle was stolen from Virginia Avenue on July 25th.

If this report was forwarded to you and you would like to be added to the distribution, please send a message to me at [email protected] with your name, email address, and affiliation. Thanks.

Stay Safe!

Kay Stephenson

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