Home invasion suspects target Indian business owners

Roots in Alpharetta Exclusive

At least three recent home invasions in the northern suburbs of Atlanta have something in common – the victims were of south Asian/Indian heritage.

East Cobb – July 11, 2011 - An Indian family of four was tied up and forced into a bedroom while masked and armed bandits ransacked their home. Four men are wanted by police.

Alpharetta – September 15, 2011 - A group of three masked and armed robbers invaded a home in the Glen Abbey subdivision of Alpharetta. They bound and gagged the family and spent an hour stealing jewelry and cash. The victims were of Indian ancestry.

Alpharetta – November 23, 2011 - A group of five armed men rob a family living in the Park Glenn subdivision off Webb Bridge Road. Additional details have not been released at this time. The victims are believed to be Indians.

Alpharetta police are working to connect the city’s two recent home invasions with others in metro Atlanta involving Indian victims.

— Developing —

5 Responses to “Home invasion suspects target Indian business owners”

  1. Laura November 30, 2011 at 5:34 am #

    This is happening a lot around the city- there was an Channel 2 report on these crimes. One of the victims said she thinks it is also due to the fact that Indians own a lot of gold as it is very important to them and they receive it for many special occasions. It is horrible that they are being targeted and I hope the Alpharetta/Johns Creek and Milton PDs do something ASAP.

  2. JB November 30, 2011 at 9:08 am #

    Our PACT officer has stated that the perps were of possibly Carribean decent or black Hispanic.

  3. N.Swaminathan. November 30, 2011 at 8:39 pm #

    I am surprised nothing has been done so far to nab the culprits. Is the police’s lethargy due to the fact that all the victims are INDIANS. CHAMI.

  4. Lee December 1, 2011 at 6:25 am #

    The police are working hard on this, even though it may not seem so. These are complicated crimes and are tough to solve. And if the tie to Cobb County is true, then the investigation involves multiple jurisdictions.

  5. Kim December 1, 2011 at 11:51 am #

    Lee,
    Congrats on being the first to scoop some local stories. I heard this one on WSB radio this morning. That makes twice in the last couple of months that you broke a big story before WSB or local media.

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