Four Teens Caught After Burglarizing House

Sharp-eyed residents in a Tucker neighborhood help police apprehend suspects.

Four young men, all teenagers, were arrested Wednesday night in Tucker shortly after they burglarized a house on Morris Avenue, police say.   

The suspects left the scene in a green Nissan Altima and were spotted by a neighbor who lives across the street. A description of the car, including its tag number, was given to police. Another resident took video footage of the men in the car on nearby Pine Valley Road. 

Officers responding to the incident stopped the Nissan at the intersection of Fellowship Road and Lawrenceville Highway. The occupants were ordered to exit the vehicle, show their hands, and lie face down on the ground, according to the official report. All four were taken into custody. 

The burglary victim told police his 32" Samsung TV was missing, as well as two firearms. The items were recovered in the suspects' car, as well as several watches and some foreign currency.  

Brett January 17, 2014 at 07:59 AM
Good job neighbors and police!
chris January 17, 2014 at 10:50 AM
Great job, glad they were caught. Makes me wonder if they live in Tucker and go to Tucker High School.
Angela Carr Frampton January 17, 2014 at 11:09 AM
where are teens from? glad they got busted!
Kevin Madigan (Editor) January 17, 2014 at 11:14 AM
Police would not say where they're from, and we did not publish their names because they are minors.
Cat Conceirge January 17, 2014 at 05:25 PM
This is my n'hood... Morris Ave is one street over from me... I am happy my neighbors are watching out for each other.
Mack January 23, 2014 at 08:55 AM
Since there were firearms involved these minors should be charged as Adults and their names be released. When you take firearms you have crossed the line from minor to adult. What if one of them pulled that firearm on a police officer. Would he be charged as an adult or minor? Good job by the Police and neighborhood.
Stephanie January 24, 2014 at 11:05 AM
By law, juveniles can only be charged as adults for murder, voluntary manslaughter, rape, aggravated sodomy, aggravated child molestation, aggravated sexual battery and armed robbery with a firearm. So even if one of them pulled that firearm on a police officer they would still only be charged as a juvenile unless they murdered the officer. What is extra frigtening is that a juvenile in Georgia means under 17 years old. That means all four of these teens were 16 or younger.
Ivory Dorsey, Speaker, Facilitator, and Author February 05, 2014 at 07:45 AM
The return of NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH is the answer. Criminals count on neighbors "minding their own business." They need to know that in a neighborhood; the neighborhood is their business. No thief will go where they know they could be observed. THE NEIGHBORS ROCK!!


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