• Condo residents say garages plagued by break-ins


    ATLANTA - Homeowners in a northeast Atlanta community are demanding surveillance cameras and increased police patrols after their cars have been targeted for break-ins.

    Residents in the Glen Iris Lofts said time after time, thieves are vandalizing and breaking into their cars.

    “Everyone in the community’s frustrated. The people that get broken into, it’s been two times, three times, over and over,” victim Traci Rhoads said.

    Rhoads showed Channel 2 Action News photos of her slashed convertible top. The break-in caused $6,000 worth of damage to her car.

    “They had taken a knife and slit down the sides,” Rhoads said.

    Some condo owners are fighting for increased security, including surveillance cameras installed around the parking garage.

    “Surveillance specialists, as well as the police officers I’ve talked to, say the best deterrent would be a camera at the entrance of each garage driveway, that would at least deter people from going in there,” condo owner Bru Krebs said.

    A nearby complex had 11 break-ins in one night last month.

    Condo management said there have been very few break-ins and that police have promised to make more patrols in the complex.

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