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Rapper T.I. is like any other man who wants safety and security for his family. The rapper probably had peace of mind when he moved into the exclusive, gated Eagles Landing subdivision in Henry County, Georgia.
But despite 24/7 guard presence and a gate, a robbing crew is breaking into homes in the upscale neighborhood. And now families are concerned about their safety among million-dollar homes.
Channel 2's Matt Johnson reports that families of Indian descent are bing targeted.
"These guys are smart," said one Indian man who asked Channel 2 not to show his face on camera. The resident said Indians are being targeted because they typically keep a lot of cash and gold jewelry in their homes.
The victim said thieves broke his back window to gain access to his upscale home while he was gone out Saturday night.
It's the third home burglary in the past two weeks inside Eagles Landing, where comedian Chris Tucker also owns a home.
The victim said he isn't sure the thieves are coming in from the outside.
"How they are getting in the neighborhood, that is a little bit mystery," said the man.
At another house, a mother and daughter returned from karate class to find a back window smashed and the house ransacked. $9,000 in cash and an expensive necklace were stolen.
Another family told Johnson that thieves stole at least $30,000 in jewelry from their home while they were gone.
The homeowner's association held a meeting with residents on Thursday to discuss the home break-ins.
Henry County police are investigating the cases.
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Tameka "Tiny" Harris was the victim of a car break-in while she reportedly had drinks with a friend at Bar Amalfi in Atlanta's Midtown neighborhood.
Tameka parked her Lamborghini SUV near the restaurant around 8:45PM and returned to the car at 9:45 pm, only to discover a thief broke into the pricey vehicle and stole over $750,000 in jewelry.
Among the stolen jewelry that was stored inside a blue velour bag on top of the center console were diamond wedding rings (she had more than one), expensive watches and diamond stud earrings, according to WSB-TV.
Friends wondered why the 44-year-old singer kept nearly $1 million worth of jewels in a bag on the console. Haters wondered if the theft is really insurance fraud. But according to a source, the mom-of-7 sat the bag on the console and forgot it when she got out of the car. She always carried the bag inside her purse.
Tameka is reportedly "devastated" over the loss of her jewels - most of which are irreplaceable gifts from her husband, rap mogul Tip "T.I." Harris, 39.
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