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Abducted Toddler, Jailhouse Robbery and Crime Prevention Cameras

A look at top Patch stories from around Georgia.

Abducted Toddler Left Unattended in Car Found Safe – Snellville Patch

A two year-old girl was found safe after DeKalb police say she was abducted after being left unattended by a caregiver in a car outside the Fitness Center at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in DeKalb County.

According to preliminary reports, the incident happened around 9:30 a.m. when a day care provider left the child unattended in a car outside the church's fitness center at 6400 Woodrow Road in Lithonia while she went inside. The child and the van, which belonged to the caregiver, were gone when she returned a few minutes later, police said in a press release.

Read more on Snellville Patch.

Inmate Gets Additional Jail Time After Robbing Fellow Inmate – Douglasville Patch

A Douglas County Jail inmate has been sentenced to an additional four years in prison after pleading guilty to robbing another inmate.

In July, Leonard Joe Caldwell, along with an accomplice, approached another inmate and used intimidation to rob him. The two inmates chose to confront their victim thinking that if they scared him, he would be too afraid to report the theft to authorities. However, their plan backfired when the victim went to officers seeking help. 

Douglasville Patch has more on this story.

More Crime Prevention Cameras Coming To Midtown – Midtown Patch

Crime prevention and homeland security got a significant boost Monday after the Atlanta City Council agreed to purchase 112 cameras on behalf of the Atlanta Police Department (APD) for the Operation Shield Precinct Infrastructure Development Initiative.

Ninety-two cameras will be installed in Zone 5, which encompasses much of downtown and Midtown Atlanta, with the remaining 20 cameras evenly distributed among Zones 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6.

The purchase was approved by a vote of 15-0. The state of art wireless mesh network cameras, including consulting, training, and installation, will cost $2.25 million.

Visit Midtown Patch for additional details.

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