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Man wanted for questioning in attempted rape case

ATLANTA -- Police are looking for a man wanted for questioning in an attempted rape and armed robbery case.

According to police, the man entered the victim's Midtown apartment on Oct. 11 and attacked her. 

Police describe the suspect as a 6'5" to 6'7" black male in his early twenties. Investigators say he possibly hangs out in apartments on Lindsay or Fox Streets in northwest Atlanta.

No warrant has been issued at this time.

Anyone with information should call Atlanta Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477).


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Part of the Landscape: Detangling prostitution from Midtown Atlanta

When it comes to Atlanta's popular in-town neighborhoods, it doesn't get more "in town" than Midtown. So when violent crime suddenly spiked a couple of months ago, the city responded immediately with neighborhood summits attended by police, city council members and even the mayor.

Indeed, before the meeting was over, plans were in place to hit crime head-on.

Or most of it.

Atlanta's newest fashion museum opens on SCAD campus

ATLANTA -- Oscar de la Renta’s gowns have been worn by royalty and celebrities. Some of the late-designer’s most recognizable dresses and gowns from the last 50 years are currently on display in Atlanta, including pieces worn by former first lady Laura Bush, Taylor Swift and Oprah Winfrey. They’re part of the inaugural exhibition at SCAD FASH, Atlanta’s newest fashion museum, on the campus of The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). In addition, select garments by Oscar de la Renta’s new creative director Peter Copping are also on display.

Weekend crime surge in Midtown unnerves residents

ATLANTA -- Two armed robberies capped another rough couple of days of crime in Midtown this weekend. And this, after Atlanta police and city officials made high profile efforts last week to bring down crime that has plagued the area since midsummer.

On Penn Avenue Sunday, three cars parked adjacent to each other had windows replaced with plastic and tape. Residents said thieves broke into eight cars overnight on the street.

Just blocks away, Anna Nelson was the victim of an armed robbery. 2am Saturday, she was just a few steps from her front door when two men pulled guns on her and her boyfriend.

"They both had handguns," Nelson said Sunday. "And they just started yelling at us telling us to give them everything we had." Nelson said they got wallets, phones and a watch. They were unhurt in the robbery.

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Increased police presence seen in Midtown

ATLANTA – Residents in Midtown are on alert for increased police presence after recent reports of crime in the area.

In heated town hall meeting Tuesday night, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed promised he’d deliver help. Residents said they’ve seen increases in burglaries, armed robberies and assaults both day and night.

Martin Kemp, a resident and business owner who started a Facebook page on the Midtown crime issue, said Wednesday he felt hopeful about things.

“We have seen stepped up patrols,” Kemp said. “Before we would see one or two patrol cars throughout the day; now we're seeing six, seven, eight -- plus the mounted patrols coming through.”

Atlanta crime plan unveiled during heated town hall talk

ATLANTA -- Emotions ran high and hot at a crime meeting with Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed on Tuesday night.

One man accused the mayor of talking politics when the bottom line is that people are afraid of getting killed in their own driveway.

Reed held the meeting to release a plan for reducing crime across every neighborhood in Atlanta. However. a recent surge of crime reported in Midtown has put a spotlight there.


Starting Wednesday, officers working desk jobs will pick up shifts on the street to increase visibility. Roll call will be done in public and stream online so officers will be seen by more people.

The city's holiday schedule that increases staffing will begin three weeks early on November 1.

Police release video and sketch in two Midtown carjackings

ATLANTA -- Police have new information that may help them identify three suspects who have created panic in a Midtown neighborhood. They are wanted for two armed carjackings.

The two crimes were the subject of neighborhood meeting in Midtown that was attended by Mayor Kasim Reed. After the meeting Crime Stoppers Atlanta offered a $25,000 reward. But now police have faces to put with the suspects.