Two Atlanta men face multiple felony counts after Brookhaven Police arrested them for allegedly burglarizing an apartment on Clairmont Road.

Malcolm White (Brookhaven Police Department)

Malcolm White (Brookhaven Police Department)

Michael Crowder, 25, and Malcolm White, 26, were arrested at approximately 2 p.m. on Sept. 27 after police were called to respond to a burglary in process at the apartment complex in the 2900 block of Clairmont Road.

“Upon their arrival, officers were directed to the exact incident location in the complex where witnesses observed both suspects attempting to make entry into an apartment,” said Officer Carlos Nino in a press release.

The suspects attempted to flee but Brookhaven officers chased and captured Crowder outside the complex. White was apprehended a few minutes later with the assistance of the Sandy Springs Police K9 unit, Nino said. Two stolen guns and a stolen car were recovered at the scene.

Michael Crowder. (Brookhaven Police Department)

Michael Crowder (Brookhaven Police Department)

The two men are charged with burglary in the first degree, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of burglary tools, theft by receiving stolen firearm, theft by receiving stolen vehicle and obstruction of police officers.

Brookhaven Police also linked Crowder and White to an Aug. 31 burglary in the same apartment complex.

“In that incident, the [resident] interrupted the burglary. When confronted, White pointed a gun at the victim and her nine year-old daughter,” Nino said.

The two men face charges of aggravated assault, cruelty to a child and burglary in the first degree for that incident.

Brookhaven Police are working with neighboring jurisdictions to determine if the suspects are connected to other similar crimes, Nino said.

 

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