• Man accused in creepy break-ins may have struck again

    By: Alyssa Hyman

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    EAST POINT, Ga. - A series of break-ins have a south Fulton County community concerned. No one knows why the person is wandering through their homes.

    Channel 2’s Alyssa Hyman first told you about the incidents last week. A woman told us someone broke into her house twice.

    We obtained surveillance video of a man whom police call a person of interest in the cases. 

    Tiffany Crum told Hyman she was getting ready for bed Monday night when she heard a stranger struggling to break in through her downstairs window. 

    "As soon as I heard it, I grabbed my weapon and then I called 911," she said.


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    The criminal never made it inside and got away before police showed up. He did manage to partially open her sealed window and the screen was missing. 

    "I want my neighbors to know that this is happening," she said.

    It wasn't until afterward that Crum learn she is now the latest and fifth home in her Heritage Park subdivision to be targeted this month. We've been reporting on the break-ins since last week.

    When we first showed home security video of a person of interest, we also interviewed Crum's neighbor who was hit twice, and learned that in some cases the burglar actually made it inside.

    "He called me and said, 'Mama, someone just walked through the door,'" the neighbor said. She didn't want to appear on camera but said the criminal broke into her home in broad daylight while her son was sleeping.

    "He (her son) said, 'No.' Literally, someone just walked in my room and pulled my covers over, and I chased him out the door," she said. 

    East Point police said the robbery does not seem to be the main motive in the break-ins.

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