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Thieves hit at least 7 area businesses overnight

Atlanta Sport and Spine, Photo source: WGCL Atlanta Sport and Spine, Photo source: WGCL
Solar Dimensions Tanning, Photo source: WGCL Solar Dimensions Tanning, Photo source: WGCL
Great Clips, Photo source: WGCL Great Clips, Photo source: WGCL
Cleaning business and Nail Fashion, Photo source: WGCL Cleaning business and Nail Fashion, Photo source: WGCL
ATLANTA (CBS46) -

At least seven businesses were hit by thieves overnight in a rash of smash and grabs in northwest Atlanta.

"It makes me feel sick," said Cathy Helms, a customer.

The thieves burglarized businesses in the area of Collier Road and Howell Mill Road.

"From what I've heard from our neighbors, they’ve (robbers) taking candy, maybe a little bit of cash and our computer monitors,” said Lindsey Knowles, owner of Atlanta Sport and Spine Physical Therapy.

Among the businesses hit were Atlanta Sport and Spine, Solar Dimensions Tanning and Great Clips inside the shopping plaza on the 800 block of Collier Road and Nail Fashion and a cleaning business in the 2000 block of Howell Mill Road.

It is unclear how many suspects were involved.

"I really would like the security to just be stepped up in general. I think if there was more patrol, maybe this wouldn’t have happened, but I think this was maybe an isolated incident," said Knowles.

Atlanta police say they will step up patrols in the area and get their gang unit involved. At this point, they do not believe this incident is connected to other smash and grabs which they have seen in the area as of late.

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