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"Baby Crew" hits five malls in six months


ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Police are searching for a shoplifting ring they've nicknamed the "Baby Crew" for the baby worn strapped to one man's chest as he commits the crimes. 

Police tell 11Alive's Kevin Rowson the group includes a man, woman, juvenile male, and baby.  They've hit five Metro Atlanta malls over six months. Each crime was captured on surveillance video. 

In the video captured on August 15, 2015, police say the group shoplifted from a store at Northpoint Mall. In the video, one man appears to have a young baby strapped to his chest as he walks through the store.

Photos | Surveillance Images

Alpharetta police search for missing man with dementia


ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Police in Alpharetta are searching for a man who disappeared after dropping his wife off at a local YMCA on Friday.

Officials said 67-year-old Norman Bramlett was last seen by his wife who was dropped off around 3:30 p.m.

He was supposed to return around 4:15 p.m. but never returned.

Bramlett was last seen wearing blue jeans and a sweatshirt of an unknown color.

He's described as 5 feet 11 inches tall and about 278 pounds. Bramlett was driving a 2001 red Jeep Wrangler with a license plate that reads ATE2858.

Officials said Bramlett has been diagnosed with dementia.

Anyone with information on the vehicle and tag is asked to call the nearest law enforcement agency and give a location.

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Deaf woman texts local 911 - gets response


ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- A text for help – from a deaf woman who spotted two small children in a car – highlights a local 911 center that is among the first utilizing a popular technology.

Dash cam video catches wrong way driver on GA 400


 

ALPHARETTA -- It's a warning police repeat every New Year's Day: Don't drink and drive.

One metro area driver chose not to heed that warning and ended up getting arrested after police dash cam video captured him driving in the wrong direction on GA 400.

Alpharetta police on the trail of mass iPhone theft


ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- More than 60 iPhones have gone missing without a trace and Alpharetta police are looking for leads.

The incident was reported on Monday at the Apple Store it North Point Mall.  There, the store manager reported that 64 of the popular phones were missing from inventory.

At this point, there are no suspects. However, the department has investigators on the case looking for more details.

Atlanta police recover multiple stolen Bentleys


 

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Police recovered nearly a million dollars-worth of stolen Bentleys from at an airport parking lot early Sunday morning, according to a police spokesperson. 

Milton HS football players arrested for stealing packages


 

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Two Milton High School football players are in police custody after they were caught with a car full of other people's packages. Police are calling it a “brazen act.”

Ga. cops bring warmth to homeless woman in wheelchair


ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- After residents called police about a homeless woman seen in a wheelchair at a park, Alpharetta and Milton police took action.

In a note on their Facebook page, Alpharetta police said a 911 Dispatcher found "what seemed to be the only hotel room left in the area." Along with United Way, they convinced the woman to come in out of the cold.

2 cars, motorcycle burned in Alpharetta


ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Alpharetta Police are investigating what caused two cars and a motorcycle to catch fire early Monday morning.

It happened on Haynes Valley Court.

Public Information Officer George Gordon said when officers arrived on scene they found a garage door on fire. Across from that home, officers found another vehicle on fire. All vehicles were destroyed. There were no reports of injuries. 

Gordon said one family member stated they heard the sound of something like fireworks prior to discovering the vehicles burning.

Police help students stranded by smoky school bus


ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Police in Alpharetta and Milton rallied to help a group of middle school students who were stranded when flames started shooting out of their bus. 

The group of middle school students from KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools were on their way to a debate tournament in Alpharetta when someone noticed smoke coming out of the bus tailpipe and called 911. 

By the time the officer caught up with the bus, it was apparently so bad, he had to use windshield wipers to see.  Police said the driver knew there was a problem but thought he could reach the destination and troubleshoot it there.  But police say it was more than smoke.