• UGA student warns of thieves targeting Dodge vehicles

    By: Amy Napier Viteri


    TUCKER, Ga. - A college student is warning drivers about burglars targeting a specific kind of vehicle.

    University of Georgia student Christal Borden told Channel 2's Amy Napier Viteri she's certain she locked the doors of her Dodge Journey when she and a friend stopped for dinner at a restaurant on Lavista Road in Tucker.

    The two were on their way back to Athens from the airport.

    A restaurant employee saw two men going into her car.

    "They stole her laptop and my purse and passports," Borden told Viteri.

    According to a witness, it took two men seconds to get into the locked Dodge. They didn't use elaborate tools or set off the alarm.

    "It was unlocked and everything was gone," Borden said.

    She explained only her door was unlocked. The witness told Viteri off camera Borden's was the third Dodge burglarized in the past three weeks at the location.

    Borden said an officer told her the criminals could have some kind of key.

    "People are getting in without the alarm, no sign, just like some kind of master key from a Dodge dealership and they're just going in and having fun with it,” Borden said.

    According to the police report, a witness gave police a description of the suspects and tag number.

    A DeKalb police spokesperson said they are making progress in the case. They are not aware of a so-called master key, but said criminals have been able to manipulate keys to gain entry to certain types of vehicles.

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