Atlanta police catch suspects on video while they steal from parked UPS trailers

ATLANTA — Atlanta police said they caught three people stealing items from the back of a UPS trailer parked at a local truck stop.

Investigators said the group was taking items from a pair of United Parcel Service trucks parked next to each other at the Petro truck stop on Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway near Interstate 285.

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Feb. 18 body cam video from the Zone 1 officers and APD’s Titan Unit shows police quickly moving in and arresting all three suspects as they moved between the trucks.

Two people were taken into custody with the help of UPS corporate security, who also responded to the truck stop. Security confirmed to police the two trailers had been missing for several months.

Police said they arrested Opal Barrett, who owns the Black Opal Cargo Solutions trucking company. Police said Barrett had previously been a contract driver for UPS.


Investigators believe Barrett was the person who took the trailers and parked them at the truck stop. They said the two other people arrested, Robert Carter and Enrico Hacker, both knew Barrett.

Police officers and UPS security found all three suspects with items that were taken from the trailers and they were all charged with entering auto and theft by taking. All three suspects were taken to the Fulton County Jail.

Barrett, Carter and Hacker were all given a $5,000 bond in court and released.

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