American Alarm Corporation frequently hears stories about homeowners who confront unwelcome intruders and burglars, and while we believe every Atlanta resident has the right to protect their home, we strongly recommend against confronting armed robbers, as this is extremely dangerous. We encourage you to instead consider contacting an Atlanta home security monitoring company and find out the home security options available to you.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that a southwest Atlanta husband and wife were shot during an attempted robbery in the early morning hours of Wednesday, April 17, when they observed someone trying to steal their SUV in front of their Dawson Lane home. The husband confronted the robbers with a gun, while the wife threw a baseball bat at them.
“The victims came outside to confront some suspects who were stealing their vehicle,” Atlanta police Capt. Tim Peek told the source. “At some point, gunfire was exchanged with the victims and the suspects all shooting.”
Peek said the husband was shot twice in the back and the wife was hit in once in the leg. The burglars were not successful in stealing the vehicle, which had one of its windows shattered.
The couple were taken to a local hospital, and their condition was described as “stable”.
Confronting robbers and car thieves who may be armed is very dangerous, and it is recommended that you call the police rather than trying to stop the crime yourself. One of the best ways to protect your property is to install a residential burglar alarm that will alert emergency responders when there is an intrusion. American Alarm Corporation can also install IP camera systems with night-vision cameras that can help investigators identify thieves in the event that someone tries to steal from you. Call us at (770) 645-0061 to find out more.