Reality TV personality Lisa Nicole Cloud's clothing boutique was one of the businesses hit early Monday by "amateur" smash & grab thieves who targeted the boutique's LCD big screen TV. Unfortunately, the thieves left empty handed when they couldn't remove the TV from the wall.
The break-ins happened around 4 a.m. at Cupcake Mafia Boutique and Bakery, the Lisa Nicole Signature Boutique and Gorgeous Growth hair salon. All are on the first floor of an apartment building in the 2100 block of Piedmont Road at I-85.
According to Atlanta police spokeswoman Kim Jones, the glass front doors of all three businesses were smashed. Large rocks could be seen among the broken glass inside the stores.
The thieves unsuccessfully targeted big-screen televisions, according to police.
“Each location has a flat screen television in it and the suspects attempted to take them, causing damage to them and the wall mounts,” Jones said. The thieves were unable to remove any of the TVs, she said.
“The witness came out after hearing a loud noise and observed one of the males coming out of Cupcake Mafia,” she said.
Cloud, who stars in Bravo TV's "Married to Medicine," told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: “They tried to grab the TV off the wall, then they dropped it and then they ran out. Somebody came back in and they grabbed some clothes off the rack.”
“It could go on ‘Dumbest Criminals,’” she said. “If you could see the video, they were definitely amateurs.”
Cloud is the wife of Duluth emergency medicine Dr. Darren Naugles (pictured with her below).
Jeneveri Curtis, owner of the Gorgeous Growth salon, said she believes the thieves are familiar with the apartment complex where the stores are located off the beaten path.
“Only people that you bring into the community would know that there are even businesses down here in the first place,” she said. “It’s not like criminals walking down the street would think to target this area. That’s why I chose it – it seemed safer.”
Officer Jones said the thieves fled the scene in a gray Volkswagen Jetta with a Florida tag.
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