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Man enters home to beg for money

Man enters home to beg for money

ATLANTA -- A 51-year-old man was charged with criminal trespass for entering a home through an unlocked door and asking the resident for money.

Andre Thomas was taken into custody Saturday night after walking into a house in the 380 block of 6th Street in Midtown Atlanta without permission.

The victim told police he was inside the house with six of his friends when Thomas entered. Thomas told the homeowner he was from Detroit and needed money for gas.

Thomas refused to leave the house, so the victim called 911 and chased him to the intersection of Penn and Ponce de Leon avenues, where he was taken into custody.

According to a police report, Thomas told investigators he thought the victim's home was a restaurant, and he entered because he was hungry.

Thieves swipe keys, cars from restaurant valet lot

Thieves swipe keys, cars from restaurant valet lot

ATLANTA (WXIA) – Two cars and three sets of car keys were stolen from the parking lot of a popular midtown Atlanta restaurant Thursday night. But what makes it so unusual is that it happened after the diners gave their keys to the valet.

Every day we put our trust in others to do the right thing – including with our cars. We trust each other to be safe drivers on the road, we trust mechanics to take good care of our cars – and if you go to certain restaurants, you trust that when you give your car keys to the valet, they, and your car, will be safe.

You certainly do not expect what happened Thursday night.

Midtown restaurant Ecco is a trendy spot for dining and occasional celebrity spotting. But Thursday night, Ecco played host to grand theft auto.

"The first thing was the key was missing," said Prineet Ramakur, one of the victims.

Atlanta Police: Dating site meetup leads to rape, arrest

Atlanta Police: Dating site meetup leads to rape, arrest

ATLANTA -- Atlanta police arrested a man who used an alias and allegedly raped a woman he met through an online dating site.

A police report from June 21 includes the woman's story. She met a man using the name Zack Anderson on OkCupid. The two scheduled a date at TAP restaurant on Peachtree Road. She told police she drank six beers, and Anderson drove her back to her car. She told police six beers normally would not make her drunk, but she decided she should call a cab. The next thing she remembered is waking up on her doorstep in Brookhaven.

She told police she felt strange, wasn't wearing her panties, and was missing her cell phone and keys.

The woman went to Grady for an examination, and that's when police were called. Atlanta police say she did not test positive for any type of date rape drug.

Suspects sought after man killed in Midtown home invasion

Suspects sought after man killed in Midtown home invasion

ATLANTA – Police are searching for two suspects after one person was killed in a home invasion in Midtown Atlanta late Friday.

Police were called to the Prato apartments on Renaissance Way in Midtown around 11 p.m.

Once inside, they found a man shot several times. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he died. He was identified as 39-year-old Kagan Williams.

Investigators said there were other people inside the home at the time.

What are Georgia's safest and most dangerous cities?

What are Georgia's safest and most dangerous cities?

(ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE) -- Safety is a top concern for people planning to relocate to a new city. Luckily, the national research firm ValuePenguin crunched the numbers in an attempt to determine which areas of Georgia are the safest and most dangerous.

The top 10 safest cities in Georgia:

1. Holly Springs
2. Johns Creek
3. Milton
4. Flowery Branch
5. Tyrone
6. Grovetown
7. Peachtree City
8. Folkston
9. Jefferson
10. Hampton

The top 10 most dangerous cities in Georgia:

1. College Park
2. East Point
3. Atlanta
4. Americus
5. Garden City
6. Union City
7. Albany
8. Brunswick
9. Hapeville
10. Eastman

Woman stabbed at Atlanta hotel

Woman stabbed at Atlanta hotel

ATLANTA -- A 46-year-old woman is in stable condition after being stabbed at an Atlanta extended stay hotel.

It happened at around 4 a.m. Thursday at Intown Suites in the 1900 block of Piedmont Circle.

The victim told police she was returning to her room when a man came up behind her and forced his way into the apartment. He then attacked the victim while demanding money.

According to Atlanta Police, the victim fought back, scratching the suspect's face. She told investigators she grabbed the suspect's knife and may have stabbed him.

The suspect stole the victim's laptop, tablet and cell phone before running away. He has not been identified or caught.

The victim suffered hand and neck injuries, and was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital.

Suspect charged in Georgia Tech robberies

Suspect charged in Georgia Tech robberies

ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech Police have arrested the man accused of robbing a student inside the school's business college.

Quevos Talley was taken into custody Monday. Investigators believe he is the armed man who took a student's backpack in the atrium of the Scheller College of Business on Jan. 5.

Police said Talley is also accused of stealing two laptops from the business college in December.

Talley has been charged with two counts of burglary and one count each of armed robbery, false imprisonment, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Atlanta Police, MARTA Police, the FBI and Crime Stoppers helped Georgia Tech Police track down and arrest Talley.

"This was a great example of collaboration with multiple agencies to affect an arrest," Georgia Tech Police Chief Rob Connolly said in a statement.