Two More Huff Road Businesses Victimized by Smash and Grabs

Thieves break into westside interior design company and next door restaurant early Wednesday morning.

For the second time this month, smash-and-grab thieves wreaked havoc on the westside’s Huff Road.

According to the Atlanta police, both Interiors by Consignment and Urban pL8 at 1082 Huff Road had their storefronts smashed early Wednesday shortly after 1 a.m. Atlanta Police Officer John Chafee said the front door of Urban pL8 in suite C was busted with a large rock and the cash register was taken.

Next door in suite D, the front door of Interiors by Consignment was also busted, but it is undetermined if anything was taken.

According to Chafee, an off-duty officer who lives in the area told responding officers that he heard glass breaking and later saw three males run from one of the businesses and speed off in a black Jeep Cherokee. The vehicle was later spotted by a police unit that eventually lost sight of it.

The vehicle, a 1999 Jeep Cherokee with GA tag 292LAE, has been reported stolen. No arrests have been made at this time.

On its Facebook Page, Urban pL8 posted a surveillance video of the crime. The restaurant was hosted a post-burglary "Survivors not Victims" dinner special on Wednesday night.

Another Huff Road business just down the road was a victim of a smash and grab a little more than a week ago. That's when the surveillance camera inside Corner Tavern caught a car repeatedly trying to smash through the glass storefront in an attempt to steal their ATM machine from the business.

In mid-January, thieves plowed a stolen vehicle through Midtown’s Mac’s Beer and Wine's doors and raided the business of high-end liquors and champagnes before making a getaway in a second stolen vehicle.

John Sarine February 14, 2013 at 11:58 AM
Interior design shop? Young, black and GAY?
Marc Acampora February 14, 2013 at 02:31 PM
Ha John! The description just says three males. I wonder why age and race was left out. Were those identifying characteristics not observed, or, as I've noticed a few times recently, were those traits, particularly race, intentionally omitted from the description to be politically correct? I hope important facts are not buried in order to appease the whiners who believe that identifying the race of a suspect is somehow racist or hateful.
Atl30309 February 14, 2013 at 02:58 PM
....more bigoted drivel from the Patch's resident armchair racist.
Urbanist February 14, 2013 at 03:05 PM
Since when did facts = bigotry?
N February 14, 2013 at 03:14 PM
Stop the PC BS...identify them as what they are...Black Male Thugz!!!
Van Gogh February 14, 2013 at 03:26 PM
Facts are facts, and they are that the same "demographic" is committing these and other crimes again, again, and again. They are getting more brazen as time goes on, and know that hardly anything will happen to them if caught. I'm sick of it. Reply
Thomas Collins February 14, 2013 at 04:22 PM
Them windows was "busted" ?
Ruben Brown February 14, 2013 at 05:35 PM
Seriously I'm sick of these damn smash and grab crimes. These young lazy ignorant punks need to get jobs. It's sad you work hard to try and make it in this world, then you have mf's breaking into your local business stealing shit. Atlanta police needs to work a little harder.
Ruben Brown February 14, 2013 at 05:40 PM
@ Marc, they may have left the race and age out because they could be minors, but if that was the case they should be exposed and charged as adults.
Marc Acampora February 14, 2013 at 06:26 PM
Atl30309, yours is the mindless whining to which I referred in my comment. To all the ignorant race-baiters out there, in this case you Atl30309: citing the age, sex, and race of a suspected criminal does not indicate that the one doing the citing believes that one race is inherently superior to another race. Grow up.
Marc Acampora February 14, 2013 at 06:27 PM
Ruben, good point that they may be minors. And sad if its true.
JM Hurricane February 14, 2013 at 07:58 PM
Hootie, hooo, what, what......where da party at?
Chris H February 14, 2013 at 09:03 PM
Why don't these business's get security window film on their windows? Its not that expensive and would easily protect from a brink. I'm getting it for my house. Now when an a-hole drives a car through the window that is a different story. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xT2Bq_CCHl4
arctk2011tj February 14, 2013 at 11:23 PM
Uh- Bone Lick BBQ was also a victim of a "smash - and grab" in January as well http://midtown.patch.com/articles/bone-lick-bbq-licks-wounds-after-friday-morning-smash-and-grab
Barry Soteroamatuer February 15, 2013 at 04:48 PM
elderly Asian robbers again?? bwaaahhhhhh!! All you apoligists for the Blacks, don't you wish you had a more desirable love object?
Jvoice May 01, 2013 at 11:05 PM
Once again, the president gets up and tells them that its not fair that you have money and property, and you don't deserve it, so they feel empowered to take it from you. Sorry, but its your own fault, your own liberal policies are coming back to haunt you.


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