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Burglars hit Midtown T-Mobile store

Burglars hit Midtown T-Mobile store

ATLANTA -- Thieves smashed a window to get inside a T-Mobile store in Midtown Atlanta Thursday morning.

The burglary happened at around 1 a.m. at the store at the corner of 5th and Williams streets near Georgia Tech.

Atlanta Police Capt. Jack Snowden said the suspects broke windows on the Williams Street side of the building. They then climbed inside the store and stole phones and iPads before running.

The suspects have not yet been identified or caught.

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Inmate escapes, is captured 2 hours later

Inmate escapes, is captured 2 hours later

ATLANTA -- A Fulton County Jail inmate who escaped from a transport bus Tuesday evening was caught just a few hours later.

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Ulysesse Cleckley, 21, managed to get out of the bus at around 5:30 p.m. on English Avenue in northwest Atlanta. Several agencies, including the Atlanta Police Department and the Georgia State Patrol, began a manhunt.

At around 7:18 p.m., Cleckley was arrested at the North Avenue MARTA station in Midtown.

Fulton County Sheriff's spokeswoman Tracy Flanagan said Cleckley was originally charged with first-degree burglary, criminal attempt to commit burglary, second-degree criminal property damage and obstruction of a law enforcement officer. He will now face additional charges related to the escape.

Man shot at Room Service Lounge

Man shot at Room Service Lounge

ATLANTA -- One person was shot at the Room Service Lounge on Piedmont Circle in Atlanta overnight.

The victim was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital. His condition was not immediately known.

Atlanta police said three suspects got away in a silver Hyundai Sonata.

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Suspect dead in Midtown fatal shooting

Suspect dead in Midtown fatal shooting

ATLANTA -- Atlanta police have confirmed that the suspect in a fatal shooting in Midtown was found dead in his Clayton County home at around 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Authorities said the man appears to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. 

The suspect was wanted in connection with a shooting that occurred Wednesday morning. 

Police said 47-year-old Bridgette Holt was found shot around 6:45 a.m at Norfolk Southern on Peachtree Street between 14th and 15th streets.

Atlanta Police Officer Kim Jones said Holt, a Norfolk Southern employee, was arriving at work when a male coworker approached her, spoke with her briefly and then shot her several times.

Holt lived in Hampton until about a month ago, when she moved to Kennesaw. Neighbor Eulonda Harris said Holt moved to Kennesaw after her home in Hampton was burglarized.

Consultant pleads guilty in APS kickback scheme

Consultant pleads guilty in APS kickback scheme

ATLANTA -- A Kennesaw man has pleaded guilty to being part of a kickback scheme involving Atlanta Public Schools.

Mahendra Patel admitted in federal court that he conspired with APS chief information officer Jerome Oberlton to benefit from a certain firm receiving a $780,000 computer project from the school district.

"Patel subverted the fairness of the contracting process for his own benefit and ultimately undermined the trust taxpayers place in APS to provide high-quality educational services," U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said in a statement.

Oberlton pleaded not guilty in federal court in June. His trial date has not yet been set.

ATM stolen from Atlanta BP station

ATM stolen from Atlanta BP station

ATLANTA -- Thieves stole an ATM from an Atlanta gas station Monday morning.

The machine was taken from the new BP station at the corner of Piedmont and Ponce de Leon avenues.

Atlanta Police said the business's burglary alarm went off at around 4:30 a.m. The thieves used a red pickup truck with an extended cab, possibly a GMC or Chevrolet, to haul away the ATM.

Investigators have not yet named any suspects.

Police investigate 2 overnight shootings

Police investigate 2 overnight shootings

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Police are investigation two separate shootings that happened overnight in different parts of the city.

Two people were shot around 11 p.m. Sunday in southwest Atlanta and one person was shot at around 1 a.m. Monday in Midtown.

The first shooting happened at 1700 Stanton Road SW. The victims' are being treated at Grady Memorial Hospital. Their wounds are not life-threatening.

In the second incident, a man told officers he was shot in front of an extended stay hotel on Pine Street in Midtown. He drove himself to the emergency room at Emory University Hospital Midtown on Peachtree Street. Police said he may have been shot in an attempted robbery.

No additional information is available in either incident.