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Doraville Police: Suspect may be behind 30 burglaries

DORAVILLE, Ga. -- Doraville Police arrested a man who may be behind dozens of burglaries across metro Atlanta.

The suspect, 35-year-old Choice Phillips, was taken into custody Wednesday after a high speed chase. Officers responded to a burglary alarm at Pinetree Plaza in the 5100 block of Buford Highway. When they arrived, they spotted a car speeding away from the shopping center.

Doraville Police officers initiated a chase, following the vehicle as it traveled north in the southbound lanes of Buford Highway. The driver led police to the I-285 and I-85 south ramp, where he crashed the car. He was treated at an area hospital, then taken into custody.

Investigators identified the driver as Phillips and found more than $2,000 worth of beauty and hair supplies in his wrecked car, according to Doraville Police Officer Gene Callaway.

Over the course of the investigation, police determined Phillips may be behind about 30 burglaries in Brookhaven, Chamblee, Conyers and other parts of the Atlanta area.

"I am proud of our department and its commitment to protecting our community," Doraville Police Chief John King said in a statement. "With this arrest, we will be able to assist other agencies in closing multiple open burglary cases."

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