Provided by Sandy Springs Police Capt. Steve Rose
Last Tuesday, a Hunters Trace resident in the 7000 block reported that just after midnight, her dog started barking and she found the door to the home cracked open and a gate, normally closed for the dog’s sake, was open. She then noticed that her purse was missing from a counter inside the home.
Near that location at about 3:45 am, a patrol officer spotted a white SUV parked on the side of Hunters Branch Lane. He checked the tag and it showed stolen from Roswell, GA. The SUV matched an earlier lookout of a white car in the area of Williamson Drive and Cherry Tree Lane. The officers, knowing of the burglary in the 7000 block of Hunters Trace, staked it out for almost an hour before checking it and towing it in. Several latent prints were lifted. The SUV, a 2006 Nissan Murano, was impounded.
In the 7200 block of Hunters Branch Drive, sometime between 3 and 7 a.m., Tuesday, someone came into the victim’s home and took a wallet, purse, and cell phone on a table near the front door. The report said the home’s back door was unlocked.
In the 7000 block of Hunters Branch Drive, the resident said that someone came into their garage and then their vehicles sometime between 11 pm and 7 am., Tuesday. Missing are three Miller Lite 12-oz cans of beer. Prints were lifted and a cigar believed left by the thief was recovered.