Noting a spike in robberies and other “crimes of opportunity,” as described by the Atlanta Police Department Zone 2 Commander, the Buckhead Coalition has announced a reward to address such activity.
Coalition President Sam Massell said Wednesday the organization has set aside $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for any of such Buckhead crime incidents that have taken place since the first of January.
Monitoring reports occurring in Buckhead since the start of 2014, there appear to be 11 of record, including instances of mostly armed pedestrian robbery. Zone 2 Commander Maj. Van Hobbs reports he is receiving complete cooperation from Mayor Kasim Reed and Chief of Police George Turner.
This includes high-tech procedures to predict problem pockets of crime anticipation, although the onslaught of pedestrian robberies - committed mostly at residences - have not fit any mold.
Massell complimented the sophisticated detective work being undertaken,
and feels the public can take some comfort in the general
Buckhead history of crime reductions, but admits “one crime is one too
The Coalition has found success in the past with its major reward program in crime reduction, once paying out $50,000, the largest reward ever paid in Georgia.
Other individuals or entities can contribute to this Reward Fund.
Anyone having information regarding any of the crimes committed in Buckhead between January 1 and February 15, 2014 should report it to the Atlanta Police Department Zone 2 at 404-848-7231.
The Buckhead Coalition provided information for this story that was edited for publication.