The Garden Hills Town Crier website had a report Tuesday night from Charles Meriwether of the neighborhood’s security committee of a burglary in the 500 block of East Wesley that took place between 10:15 and 11 a.m. on Monday, June 18.
The burglar reportedly pushed in the door while his accomplice sat in a car in the driveway.
According to the report, no one was home at the time the burglars entered the home, but the homeowner came home to find the burglar’s accomplice sitting in a black late model Chevrolet Impala with tinted windows in the driveway.
The homeowner called 911 after the person in the car gave “a very flimsy reason why he was sitting in his driveway. After an exchange of words, the getaway car left the scene leaving the burglar in the house with no ride,” according to the Crier report.
“Realizing that he was operating without a ride, the burglar that was in the house came out the front door and ran down East Wesley toward Piedmont Road,” according to the Crier’s report.
Several items of jewelry (3 rings) were taken along with several small electronic items and a purse with credit cards, the Crier reported.
Zone II Atlanta Police officers quickly responded with five cars in the neighborhood looking for the burglar who was on foot, the crier reported. “The air (helicopter) unit was called to work the railroad tracks and fly the neighborhood. The perp was ultimately located across Piedmont on Burke Road in an abandoned house (or one under construction) and arrested.”
The accomplice driving the car has not been apprehended.
The Crier said it had not seen the police report “so I may not have all of the details correct,” Meriwhether said.