Don’t be alarmed if you see more police cars patrolling the streets in your neighborhood.
Atlanta Police Chief George Turner revealed plans on Thursday to increase the police presence in Virginia-Highland and surrounding neighborhoods — an area he called “hot spots” for crime.
Several snatch and grabs were reported in Inman Park, Candler Park and the Old Fourth Ward neighborhoods in the past few weeks, and a purse was snatched from a woman on N. Highland Avenue in Virginia-Highland.
“This is a high visibility patrol,” Turner told Fox 5.
He said the extra patrols will include a stronger presence in parking lots where smash and grabs are common and more community involvement with local businesses.
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