So-called “flash mob” thefts have been increasing across the county. Businesses like Home Depot have been fighting organized retail thefts.
Almost $70 billion was stolen from retailers through organized crime in 2020. This year’s total likely will exceed that figure according to Chris Carr, Georgia’s attorney general. Carr said proceeds from retail theft help fund other crimes.
The Atlanta Police Department is asking for help identifying suspects who stole more than $25,000 worth of merchandise from an Atlanta clothing store, according to WSB-TV.
Police said that before 7:45 p.m. Feb. 15 six Black males entered Toussaint Namdi on Piedmont Avenue and began snatching clothing off racks and mannequins before running away.