Chamblee Police Warn Of Georgia Power Impersonators
Patch rounds up some recent crime reports and incidents in our 30341 zip code.
The Chamblee Police Department is alerting residents to possible scammers going door to door in the community, posing as Georgia Power representatives.
"Con‐artists are calling people at home claiming that they are a representative of Georgia Power," said Officer Alex Cushenan in his weekly email to residents. "It’s being reported that these people have your home address and Georgia Power account number. Please, kindly tell these people that you will contact Georgia Power yourself to settle the dispute.
"Do not give these people your credit or debit card number."
Also from Officer Cushenan's report, here are some recent crimes that Chamblee Police have responded to:
2/22/12 - armed robbery, 4200 block of N. Shallowford Rd, 7 pm. Victim was attempting to unlock her front door when she was approached by a black male, mid 30’s, 6ft 200 lbs. The suspect ran toward her and produced a silver semi‐auto handgun. The suspect pointed the gun at the victim and tried to snatch her handbag from her shoulder. The victim was dragged down a flight of stairs before releasing the bag. The suspect then fled the scene.
12/28/12 - armed robbery, 4700 block of Buford Hwy, 9:30 pm. A taxi cab driver picked a up a Hispanic male approximately 25 Y.O.A., tall with an average build and medium complexion wearing a dark knit cap, a light grey sweatshirt, and blue jeans. While the suspect was in the back seat he reached forward and grabbed the victim's face and placed a knife to her throat. The victim handed over $30 and her cell phone and the suspect walked away.
12/31/12 - entering auto, 4300 block of Shallowford Rd.
1/3/13 - armed robbery, aggravated assault. 5200 block of Peachtree Rd, 7 pm. Four friends were walking to their vehicle, arguing. The vehicle owner refused to give her two friends a ride. At that point, the two who were refused a ride stabbed the victims with a knife and stole their cell phones.
1/3/13 - burglary, 1800 block of Chamblee Tucker Rd, 4:30 am.
1/3/13 - armed robbery attempt, 5400 block of Peachtree Blvd, 2:30 am. A drive-through attendant observed three males wearing black masks walking towards the drive‐through window. The lead male was described as a light skinned black male carrying a hand gun. The attendant closed and locked the window and hid in the office before the suspect could reach the window. Several other restaurants have been robbed in the same manner recently.
1/4/13 - burglary, N. Hill Pkwy. Front door of residence kicked in. Three MacBook Pro Laptops, an IPAD and Playstation were taken, totaling more than $5,000.
1/6/13 - burglary, 5300 block of New Peachtree Rd, between 9 am-7 pm. Victims returned home to find a hole in their ceiling. $3,000 worth of construction equipment, two Flatscreens, and a laptop were reported missing.