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Baby on board for Buckhead robberies

Baby on board for Buckhead robberies

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Police are trying to identify a couple wanted in two separate armed robberies in Buckhead. In each case the couple had a stroller with a baby in tow. 

According to reports, the two robberies happened near the Publix Supermarket on Lakeside Drive.

On Saturday night a 60-year old man was walking home from the store on Lakeside Drive when a suspect walked up behind him and stuck a gun to the back of his head. John Bailey is a friend of the victim's. "From what we understand he had a gun put to his head and said 'give me your money'," Bailey said.

The victim told police the suspect also asked him for his PIN and ran. He told police he first noticed the couple behind him and heard a baby crying in the stroller.

Atlanta police released a surveillance video from the Publix that shows the robbing couple with the baby at the store before the robbery.

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Contacts:

Mitch Leff, Leff & Associates, (404) 861-4769, mitch@leffassociates.com

Marcia Shein, esq., Shein and Brandenberg Attorneys, (404) 633-3797, marcia@msheinlaw.com

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FBI investigates Buckhead bank robbery

FBI investigates Buckhead bank robbery

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Police and the FBI have teamed up to find the two suspects in a recent Buckhead bank robbery.

The two men are accused of robbing the Fifth Third Bank at 2555 Piedmont Road on Aug. 9.

FBI Atlanta Special Agent in Charge Brian Lamkin says he hopes someone will recognize the suspects in images taken by the bank's surveillance cameras.

MORE | See the surveillance photos

Both suspects appear to be black men in their late teens or early 20s. One of the men is armed with a gun in the surveillance video.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call the FBI's Atlanta office at 404-679-9000.

BUCKHEAD: Homeowner shoots drunk burglar

BUCKHEAD: Homeowner shoots drunk burglar

ATLANTA -- A drunk man who broke into a Buckhead home early Thursday morning was shot by the homeowner, police said.

The incident happened at about 2:05 a.m. at a house on West Paces Ferry Road.

Police said the homeowner heard the suspect kick in the door and left his bedroom to investigate. He shot the man, who was clearly drunk, in the leg.

The suspect's condition is unknown. No other details were immediately available.

Reward Increases in Animal Cruelty Case

Norred & Associates, an Atlanta-based security firm, will contribute $5,000 to a reward fund for information leading to the arrest of the individual(s) who shot a mixed breed pit bull in the head with an arrow with a metal tip. The dog was found wandering the streets in Southwest Atlanta Tuesday evening, Sept. 13. The dog, aptly named "Arrow," is expected to recover from its injuries.

To anonymously submit information related to the dog's injury, call the Help Stop Dog Fighting hotline at 877.215.2250 or submit information at www.helpstopdogfighting.com.

"We need to apprehend this person before another animal or person is injured," said CEO Greg Norred, of Norred & Associates.

The tip line was established as part of the company's overall pro-bono campaign to stop dog fighting.

DeKalb, Fulton receive grants to fight sexual abuse

DeKalb, Fulton receive grants to fight sexual abuse

ATLANTA -- DeKalb and Fulton counties have been awarded grants for use by law enforcement agencies to combat child sexual abuse and exploitation.

The grants awarded Tuesday are administrated by the U.S. Department of Justice and Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.

Federal officials say DeKalb County will receive $496,793 and the Fulton County District Attorney's Office will receive $352,803. They say Atlanta continues to have a reputation as a center of child prostitution.

Twenty grants totaling $9.2 million are being awarded to agencies across the country.