Cash recovered during today’s arrests. Image via APD
Today, Atlanta Police Department (APD), in collaboration with Cobb County counterparts, announced they’ve charged five individuals in connection with a home invasion and subsequent burglary of an Atlanta jewelry store.
Those arrested are Jose Hernandez Pearson, age 38; Gregory Andrews, age 34; Meisha Sims, age 31; and Tameka Lashon Croskey, age 44. Croskey’s son, Crysell Croskey, age 29; is already in custody in Fulton County on an unrelated crime, police materials indicate. Additional charges were leveled against him today for his role in the incident.
The four arrested this morning in two different Atlanta locations are all are facing numerous felony charges to include burglary, theft, narcotics and weapons violations, police materials indicate. Additional charges will be coming from Cobb County.
On Feb. 17, around 2:30 a.m., Atlanta Police were dispatched to 3255 Peachtree Road with a call about a burglary at the Icebox jewelry store, according to police materials. When officers arrived though, nothing appeared out of the ordinary and no forced entry was found.
However, around 4:30 a.m., owners of the business arrived and discovered it had been burglarized. Zone 2 investigators began working with Cobb County, and linked the crime to a Cobb County home invasion where the victim was forced to provide the keys and access codes to the store, police materials show.
“These arrests were the culmination of countless hours of hard work and collaboration between investigators with the Atlanta Police Department and Cobb County Police Department in close partnership with the Fulton County and Cobb County district attorney’s offices.” Sgt. John Chafee of the Atlanta Police Departments Public Affairs Unit wrote in a statement. “We are pleased to have these individuals in custody and we are proud of the hard work of our investigators and the investigators with the Cobb Country Police Department. Their partnership has been and remains to be invaluable to our efforts of making our city a safer place.”