On May 24, 2018 Sheriffs officials were notified about several entering autos that had occurred in the overnight hours in the Central Church/ Reid Rd area. In one instance, a homeowner interrupted the suspects attempting to steal items from a vehicle. The suspects upon fleeing produced a firearm and fired multiple shots into the ground. No one was injured. Throughout the morning the Sheriff’s office searched the surrounding area in an attempt to locate the individuals responsible. In all, approximately 17 vehicles were entered and a vehicle that was stolen out of Union City Georgia was recovered. Preliminary investigation shows that the individuals responsible for the thefts were not from Douglas County and most likely from South Fulton County.
We would like to remind everyone to lock your vehicles at night and remove all valuables. This includes any firearms you may keep in your vehicle. All of the vehicles entered in these instances were unlocked. This has become a pattern across metro Atlanta with thieves targeting the easiest opportunity.