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Purse Snatched Near Marta Station

Another Honda reported stolen in Decatur.

This information comes from Decatur police reports.

A woman said a man stole her purse the morning of June 8 as she walked on Church Street near the Marta Station.

She was walking north on Church about 9 a.m. and noticed the man walking behind and quickening his pace. He grabbed the purse from beneath her arm and ran north toward Commerce Circle.

She described him as black, in his late 20s to early 30s with a medium build and medium brown complexion. He was wearing a neon green-and-white striped shirt, black shorts and shoes and a dark-colored baseball cap.

The purse contained her Georgia Identification, Social Security, medicaid and medicare cards, $300 in cash and two money orders for a total of $235. Police searched the area but found nothing.

A Honda Civic was reported stolen June 15 from an Adair Street apartment.

The owner said she parked outside the apartments about 10 a.m. June 14 and discovered the car missing the next day, about 3:26 p.m. She said the car was left unlocked.

Police said a 1995 Honda Accord was reported stolen May 31 from a Church Street residence. , many different Hondas were reported missing in Decatur.

A youth told police he was at Decatur High football practice June 8 when an iPhone 4 worth $500 was talken from his unsecured locker. He left the phone at 8 a.m. and noticed it missing at 10 a.m.

Decaturette June 22, 2012 at 01:47 PM
Re purse stealing by Decatur MARTA station, I wonder if she screamed? I would think it would be hard to get away with a purse snatching in broad daylight on a busy part of Downtown Decatur if someone were screaming bloody murder.
A concerned Decatur resident July 10, 2012 at 03:25 PM
Please Decatur PD wise up and use undercover police officers to deter the crime on the square and especially at the Marta station. Police officers being posted has not thwarted the efforts of the criminals because they simply wait until the office is not there or has received another call. If the square is worked with undercover police officers that get robbed and they catch someone, crime will diminish greatly on the square.
Steve July 10, 2012 at 05:09 PM
They already do have plain clothes officers in the business district. Just like the uniformed officers, they can't be everywhere all the time.

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