By Savannah Smith   |  11-15-2017   News
Photo credit: FBI-Atlanta

A group of men has been targeting Asian-owned or operated businesses, victimizing 10 establishments across Atlanta in the past month. The FBI is desperate to find the criminal group before they can strike their 11th victim.

FBI Special Agent Steve Emmett told local media that he believes the group will continue and that, “they’re going to continue to hurt people.”

The latest victim of the group was the New You Spa located along Holcomb Bridge Road in Roswell. It was attacked on Friday.

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Emmett discussed some of the patterns the group follows in carrying out their criminal activities. Aside from specifically targeting Asian-owned or operated businesses, the criminal crew strikes every three to five days. Law enforcement officials are then worried that the gang is about to strike again very soon.

The men are becoming more dangerously violent as shown in the surveillance video in at least two of the robberies. A video taken in one Doraville restaurant shows one man shooting two employees.

In another video recorded at the Roswell Spa, some of the criminal gang members are seen kicking and pistol-whipping employees.

Emmett warned that the robbers involved are “very dangerous individuals.” He added: “They come in armed. They fire weapons. They have no consideration for other people.”

The men were last spotted driving a red or maroon 2004-2008 Pontiac Grand Prix.

Agents are hoping the public can recognize the men from the surveillance videos and tip the police.

The FBI Atlanta’s official Twitter account has been posting messages the past days related to the criminal group, and the agency’s appeal for the public’s support in hunting down the violent robbers targeting Asian establishments.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FBI?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#FBI</a> Atlanta needs your help before someone gets seriously hurt or killed. Violent suspects robbed 9 Asian businesses in one month. Call <a href="https://twitter.com/StopCrimeATL?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@StopCrimeATL</a> Story on <a href="https://twitter.com/wsbtv?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@wsbtv</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GMW?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#GMW</a> <a href="https://t.co/84ZR8817VJ">https://t.co/84ZR8817VJ</a> <a href="https://t.co/LesjskT0sG">https://t.co/LesjskT0sG</a> <a href="https://t.co/DsrUKtalyN">pic.twitter.com/DsrUKtalyN</a></p>&mdash; FBI Atlanta (@FBIAtlanta) <a href="https://twitter.com/FBIAtlanta/status/930075101818650625?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 13, 2017</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">This needs to stop. Too many people are getting hurt. 3-suspects rob another (10th) Asian business. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FBI?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#FBI</a> Atlanta is asking the public to help identify them. <a href="https://t.co/DGJOglhGTc">https://t.co/DGJOglhGTc</a> See details of latest robbery below. Call <a href="https://twitter.com/StopCrimeATL?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@StopCrimeATL</a> with tips. <a href="https://t.co/uKMoilCtFb">pic.twitter.com/uKMoilCtFb</a></p>&mdash; FBI Atlanta (@FBIAtlanta) <a href="https://twitter.com/FBIAtlanta/status/930501717975760897?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 14, 2017</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">FBI Seeks Violent and Armed Commercial Robbery Crew— Striking Again in Roswell, Georgia: The FBI Atlanta Field Of… <a href="https://t.co/hSGRYRlyfp">https://t.co/hSGRYRlyfp</a></p>&mdash; FBI Atlanta (@FBIAtlanta) <a href="https://twitter.com/FBIAtlanta/status/930654222428749824?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 15, 2017</a></blockquote>

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It is not yet clear why the gang is targeting Asian-owned or operated businesses.

Source:

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/fbi-desperate-to-find-violent-group-targeting-asian-businesses/647559155

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Anonymous No. 11923 1510740714

This Atlanta and yes it has a has a BTLM (t=thug) problem. The run City of Black Democrat Politicians has avoided cleaning up the crime issues for political reasons.

However, it is the South where we understand the need to minimize Gun Control Laws and allow Citizens to arm themselves for self-defense.

So it is only a matter of time before a CWP customer caps their A$$.

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