Updated:ATLANTA — A picture of a Dodge Charger may be the key to solving a string of home break-ins.
A woman whose DeKalb County home was burglarized on May 27 sent the picture to Channel 2. It is significant because, in mid-May, witnesses of other break-ins in southeast Atlanta reported seeing a similar car.
"They are punishing us with these break-ins ... it's getting old. It's hard. You work to have what you have and you come home and it's gone," said Darryl Cobb. Cobb lives along Sargent Avenue where the most recent break-in occurred.
"It's getting bad," he said.
The victims of the latest theft asked Channel 2's Erica Byfield not to reveal their identity.
They told Byfield after hearing a commotion at their home, a neighbor ran outside with his cell phone and took a picture of a Dodge Charger in their driveway.
The theft happened on Friday around 1:45 p.m.
In this case and the others in southeast Atlanta, the criminal kicked in the front door to get inside the homes. By Byfield's count, there have been at least 6 recent break-in the area involving a Dodge Charger.
There is a significant difference in the latest break-in. This time, neighbors reported seeing two men driving in the car and another ransacking the home.
Another neighbor wrote down the tag number from the Charger. Channel 2 is still working to confirm the number with DeKalb police.
If you have any information on the thefts, please call Atlanta or DeKalb County Police.