From police reports dated Dec. 15 through Dec. 28.

The following information was provided to the Buckhead Reporter by the Zone 2 precinct of the Atlanta Police Department from its records and is presumed to be accurate.

Rape

2500 block Piedmont Road, NE – A rape was reported on Dec. 24.  While walking, a woman said she was struck on the back of the head and fell to the ground. A man grabbed her from behind and they both walked backward approximately 30 yards to an alley next to a gas station. The suspect said “don’t talk.”  The suspect threw the woman to the ground and raped her. The woman said she was lying there in the rain and eventually, she walked home.

Assault

3100 block of Roswell Road, NW – An aggravated assault was reported on Dec. 16. A woman said at the Zone 5 Precinct that she was intoxicated when she flagged down an older model, black or dark-colored sedan she believed to be a taxi.  She said when she got into the front passenger seat, the driver exposed himself to her and pushed her head down into his lap, but she pulled away.  The suspect produced a white and yellow folding knife with a serrated edge and threatened her with it. She said she cut her finger on the knife when she pushed it away, and she had a minor cut on her left index finger.  She said the suspect became upset  and let her out of his vehicle.  She made her way home and did not believe she was sexually assaulted.  She is missing her Maryland ID and cellphone.

1400 block of Piedmont Avenue, NE – An aggravated assault at a nightclub was reported on Dec. 28.  An unknown man hit the victim in the head with a beer bottle. When another victim was escorting victim #1 out of the bar, some other unknown men started kicking him. Both victims received injuries and were transported to Grady Hospital.

Robbery

2700 block of Shady Valley Drive, NE – A pedestrian robbery was reported on Dec. 17. A man said he was shooting hoops by himself and three suspects who were playing on the opposite court hit him on his head and ran.  He said one man was wearing lime green shorts and had spiked hair. They took $280 from him.

1600 block of Monroe Drive, NE – A commercial robbery was reported on Dec. 20.  A man entered the business with a handgun and said, “I don’t want to hurt nobody. Where [is] the money at?” He took the money and ran out.

2600 block of Piedmont Road, NE – A commercial robbery was reported on Dec. 23. A suspect wearing a black mask and black gloves propped open the front door with some broken sticks from the ground. The man then approached the bank teller waving a black gun, demanding money. As he approached the teller’s window, she backed away and pressed the bank security alarm panic button. He continued waving his gun for a few minutes, but after realizing the bank teller was not going to give him any money, he said “That how it is.” As he fled from the bank, he robbed a customer getting money from the ATM machine inside the bank lobby, taking $200 dollars from him. The suspect then exited the bank and got into a gray, four-door sedan, believed to be a Chrysler. A witness attempted to follow the suspects’ vehicle in her vehicle while she was on the phone with a 911 operator. Unable to get an officer to her location, she followed until she got to a street she did not know, and when he turned off, she returned to the bank.

Burglary

700 block of Noble Creek, NE – A residential burglary was reported on Dec. 15. A window was left open and a PlayStation, TV and a safe with $500 in it was taken.

1st block of Habersham Park, NW – A residential burglary was reported on Dec. 15. A unit responded to an alarm call. No signs of forced entry; the bedroom’s French door was found cracked open with the bolt sticking out. One side of the doors appeared to have not been secured, allowing for the doors to be pushed open with minimal force.  Jewelry valued at approximately $50,000 was taken.

2400 block of Camellia Lane, NE – A residential burglary was reported on Dec. 17. While a woman was inside her apartment, a man threw a rock and broke the glass door, then jumped the balcony and entered the apartment.  She screamed, and the suspect grabbed a MacBook Pro laptop that was on the coffee table and a Tiffany bag that was under the Christmas tree.  The man jumped from the balcony and left the scene.

3800 block of Powers Ferry Road, NE – A residential burglary was reported on Dec. 20. A woman said the side door of her residence was unlocked and the alarm was not on. The cars in the driveway were unlocked as well. When she woke up, she noticed her purse, her new TV and a new DVD player were all taken from her home. An iPhone was also missing from the kitchen.  A pair of golf clubs worth $800 and a pair of sunglasses were taken from her vehicle.

3400 block of Knollwood Drive, NW – A residential burglary was reported on Dec. 26. A man said that his residence was burglarized and two sets of washers and dryers were stolen. He said the house is under construction. The rear window was found open. This is the second burglary in three days. There was no surveillance camera or witness at the location.

Larceny

3700 block of Roswell Road, NE – A larceny was reported on Dec. 15. A woman was dancing at a nightclub when an unknown person stole three bracelets off her wrist.

2300 block of Marietta Boulevard, NW – A larceny was reported on Dec. 16. Two men entered the gas station, took 10 cartons of Marlboro Light cigarettes, and fled the store.

1700 block of Peachtree Street, NE – A larceny was reported on Dec. 18.  A billfold was taken from a woman’s purse while she was having her hair washed.

3300 block of Peachtree Road, NE – A larceny was reported on Dec. 18.  An unknown suspect stole money from the victims’ purses and wallets during the company party.

3000 block of Peachtree Road, NE – A larceny was reported on Dec. 20.  A woman walked into a restaurant, tallied up a bill of services, gave a credit card to the waiter, and it was declined.  When the manager confronted the woman, she began cursing. She then ran out to a man in a silver sedan.

2500 block of Bolton Road, NW – A larceny was reported on Dec. 20.  The suspect, wearing all black, concealed Dove soaps and fragrances in his pants and shirt, and ran toward Coronet Way.

1100 block of Howell Mill Road, NW – A larceny was reported on Dec. 22. A woman said she placed her purse on the floor while she dined at the restaurant, but she noticed that it was missing when she tried to pay for her food. Two transactions were made on her credit cards at a gas station. Video surveillance showed a man throwing a coat over the purse and taking it out of the restaurant with him.

200 block of North Colonial Homes Circle, NW – A larceny from a residence was reported on Dec. 22. A woman said she was unloading her vehicle and she put items on her porch. She said she took items into her house and later realized that her laptop, tote bag and clothing were missing.

3300 block of Peachtree Road, NE – A larceny was reported on Dec. 24.  The suspect stole money from the victim’s purse while it was sitting unattended in the stock room of the department store. The suspect is another employee of the store.

3300 block of Peachtree Road, NE – A larceny from a specialty store was reported on Dec. 26. Loss Prevention officers said two women entered the store and asked to see three tablets. They fled with the items in hand after they attempted to push out a cart that contained other toys. Upon review of surveillance footage, it was discovered that one of the suspects entered the store earlier that day, selected a kitchen set, and went to customer service to receive a refund for the item.

Larceny from Auto

1900 block of Butler Way, NW – A larceny from an auto was reported on Dec. 16. The vehicle was parked in the driveway outside the home, with the doors left unlocked to prevent the windows from being broken. Miscellaneous keys were taken from the key ring.

2000 block of Peachtree Road, NE – A larceny from an auto was reported on Dec. 18.  The vehicle does not lock.  A book bag decorated with flowers and Christmas presents were taken from the back seat.

1300 block of N. Highland Avenue, NE – A larceny from an auto was reported on Dec. 20. Six bottles of Yellow Tail wine and three boxes of Bota box wine were taken from a delivery truck. The reporting party noticed a dark blue Nissan Altima parked close to the truck, then, when inside the building, heard a vehicle leaving the parking lot at a high rate of speed.

2200 block of Peachtree Road, NW – A larceny from an auto was reported on Dec. 21. No signs of forced entry; a back window was left open.  A pink suitcase, purse, tablet, a purple bag with makeup, wrapped Christmas presents, two boxes of Puma sneakers, a GPS, clothes and an iPhone charger were taken from the back seat.

100 block of West Paces Ferry Road, NW – A larceny from an auto was reported on Dec. 24. A woman left her cellphone charging in her car all day. The car wasn’t locked.  The phone was gone from her car when she returned.

Auto Theft

2400 block of Brantley Street, NW – An auto theft was reported on Dec. 17. The victim started the car and left the keys inside. Two men broke a window and drove off with the vehicle.

2000 block of Marietta Boulevard, NW – An auto theft was reported on Dec. 20. A man said a 2004 Mack dump truck was stolen from the asphalt company. He said employees left the location and when he returned in the morning, he noticed the front entrance gate had been damaged and the vehicle was gone. The surveillance camera showed two men who were inside the location got in the truck and also damaged the locked entrance.

2300 block of Marietta Boulevard, NW – An auto theft was reported on Dec. 23. An unknown suspect stole a man’s vehicle from the parking lot after he left the vehicle running and unattended.

700 block of Sidney Marcus Boulevard, NE – An auto theft was reported on Dec. 27. A woman pulled into a parking space inside the location. Upon exiting the vehicle, she was pushed from behind by a man who demanded her keys.  The passenger’s purse was also taken when three men fled the scene in her vehicle.

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