The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Marlo Hampton lucky to be alive after a horrifying home invasion at her Atlanta estate.
And now police say they have arrested four suspected gang members, who they believe have been involved in home invasions across Georgia. Police told local news outlets they think “at least 15” home invasions in the past year are linked to the group.
In Marlo’s case, Bravo the star was at home with family members when the incident occurred on July 1. This week, she recalls what happened during the horrific moment when her home was first broken into. She explained to WSBTV Four men, all masked and armed, sprang up and knocked down a door:
“When I heard the explosion, when I heard my grandson’s scream – and I knew it was a scream of fear – my heart dropped.”
OH MY GOD!
Marlo and her family members went into a panic room and called the police. The men banging on the door fled almost immediately, probably startled by Hampton’s presence in the house. Police were quickly on the scene to record the incident and investigate clues. Thankfully, Marlo and her family were not physically harmed.
She recalls her concern about the terrifying crime:
“I just thank God and we are covered with the blood of Jesus and I am here to share this story with you. But my main concern is, I want all women, I want people to be aware if you are posting items, if you have luxury items, be careful. “
Police immediately believed the crime was linked to other home invasions in Atlanta. On Sunday, they caught a break-in: The Sandy Springs Police Department arrested four suspected gang members when they allegedly tried to again House Invasion – This invasion at a townhouse owned by the mother of one of the Futureof children.
Sandy Springs police monitored the home when they learned it could be targeted because of the woman’s relationship with the famous rapper. Sgt. Matt McGinnis told the news outlet about the investigation:
“The investigation has been going on for at least a year now. We got lucky and we got it right. And when we took aim, they arrived on the scene. Both a foot chase and a car chase ensued and we were able to arrest four people.”
McGinnis said the men and others in their reported gang are suspected of participating in more than a dozen home invasions around the Atlanta subway. They have apparently targeted the homes of well-known celebrities, including TV stars like Hampton, as well as professional athletes, entertainers, and social media stars. Detectives believe that the thief also abused the rapper GunnaDeKalb County home in March.
Cryptographically, the sergeant warned the media:
“We expect [the case] to become bigger. “
This week, police made more arrests. According to the newspaper, PD Sandy Springs has been detained Kenzel Walker (pictured above, right) on charges of masterminding multiple home invasions. The suspected gang leader is also accused of a separate murder in the city of Albany. Now, police are looking for another suspected fraudster believed to be responsible for ordering the invasions: 33 years old Jeremy Caldwellcalled J-Roc.
McGinnis described him to the news outlet:
“He has a red falcon [tattoo] in his right eye. They need to contact 911 immediately [if they see him]. He was considered armed and dangerous.”
Here’s more on the rapidly evolving home invasion investigation:
So it’s scary!
We are glad that Hampton and her family were physically fine afterwards. Sending love during this difficult time.