Avondale Estates Police Charge Man in Burglary

He's accused of stealing liquor and cigarettes from Jax Package.

Avondale Estates police only needed 11 hours to make an arrest in a commercial burglary.

Barry Duane Martin, 61, of Atlanta was arrested Nov. 19 and for allegedly breaking into , at 2765 East College Ave.

Police said he broke into the store through a window about 12:45 a.m., took bottles of liquor and cigarettes and left through the same window.

He disabled one security camera but not a second camera, so the incident was captured on film, police said.

Uniformed officers picked him up midday Nov. 19. He was charged with felony burglary, felony criminal damage and misdemeanor theft by taking.

Martin is in the DeKalb County Jail.

Mike Easterwood November 28, 2012 at 05:54 PM
He is old enough to know better!
Melissa O'Shields November 28, 2012 at 10:27 PM
Good job AEPD!!


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