CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. - Police believe armed car burglars caught in metro Atlanta could be tied to as many as 40 crimes.
Canton police arrested six teenagers they say stole from vehicles in the Great Sky subdivision.
Some of the alleged thefts and break-ins were caught on home surveillance cameras.
Families jumped into action when they realized thieves came to their neighborhood to steal from them.
A neighbor's surveillance camera recorded one of six suspects holding a gun and standing next to a pick-up truck with the window shattered.
"I looked outside and I saw his window smashed out and I said, ‘Oh no, this isn't good,’" homeowner Brandy Goldberg said.
It happened early Monday morning in the Great Sky subdivision in Canton.
Goldberg was awake and went on social media to warn her neighbors.
"I went live on the neighborhood Facebook page and I said, ‘If anyone is awake now, go peak our your door and get a location on these guys so I can alert the cops,’" Goldberg said.
Goldberg decided to follow the thieves while officers were on the way.
“And I said, ‘I’m going, I’m going. I’m going,’" Goldberg said.
Canton police arrested six people on felony entering auto charges.
They identified the suspects as Quinn Chajuan Dawson, 19, of Atlanta, Jacquez Daquan Ivey, 19, of Warm Spring, Darell Marrion, 17, of College Park, Tyjuan Shecorn Burch, 18, of Atlanta, and two minors were also charged.
"We recovered four stolen handguns, as well as a laptop, clothing and other merchandise," Pacer Cordry with Canton Police said.
Goldberg said the thefts are unsettling in her own home.
“It’s very scary. It’s summertime and you think you're safe in your home,” Goldberg said.
Detectives said the group could be responsible for at least 40 car break-ins in the metro area.
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