62 Cars Broken Into In 1 Night


ATLANTA,None - Atlanta police are investigating a staggering number of car break-ins that happened in just one night.

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Nearly 30 cars were broken into in one area of southeast Atlanta, the majority at one apartment complex.

"I was completely shocked," said resident Kathy Parker.

She came outside to find her Jeep had a shattered window and a missing GPS, but then she looked down Woodward Avenue outside the Capitol Gateway apartments, near the state capitol.

"That's 6, 7 ... so far ... oh, there's 8", she counted, as she looked at the shattered car windows.

Channel 2 Action News reporter confirmed the numbers with Atlanta police.

Officer Kim Jones said there were 37 cars break-ins in southeast Atlanta early Tuesday morning. There were nine break-ins in the 500 block of Pryor Street and 28 at the Capitol Gateway apartments.

In the 1000 block of Northside Drive in northwest Atlanta, thieves hit 25 cars in an apartment complex parking lot.

"Some of the vehicles, items were taken out ... some of the vehicles, nothing was taken out, just vandalism," Jones said.

Police do not yet know if the cases are connected.

Information they collected in the southeast Atlanta cases shows the criminals may be young men, possibly teenagers, who were seen leaving in a silver Jeep.

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