BUCKHEAD - Seven people are behind bars for burglarizing Nike Town at Lenox Square Mall Monday morning. The officer's response time helped them catch 15 to 20 people in the act.
"Our officers responded to the scene around 1:12 a.m. just one minute after they were dispatched," Atlanta Police Captain F. Turner said. "They found men and women inside the store trying to steal merchandise,"
Atlanta Police said the would-be thieves smashed a window next to one of the store's doors to make entry.
"The shelves and racks were empty, but there wasn't a lot of damage to the interior," Captain Turner said. "We recovered Nike merchandise, a firearm and two vehicles."
Atlanta Police have advice for anyone thinking of burglarizing a business or looting.
"The officer's arrived in a minute, the will apprehend you," Captain Turner said.
Officials have identified the people arrested as 30-year-old Skylard Johnson, 20-year-old Andnetta Jones, 22-year-old Morenike Okuwobi, 22-year-old Janie Ivory, 39-year-old Victoria Williams, 29-year-old Raeniesha Simpson, and 21-year-old Joseth Jett.
All the suspects have been charged with burglary were taken to the Fulton County Jail.