ATLANTA -- Four teens accused of a crime spree that included the burglary of an Atlanta City Councilmember’s home are in custody.
Cleta Winslow's home was ransacked and burglarized on Saturday ironically while she was preparing to host a crime awareness workshop.
That crime prevention meeting was being held at an Atlanta police station.
"They were able to get in this window and of course messed up the screen, and then went in the house and ransacked everything," said Winslow.
Winslow said a few things were stolen, including her plasma TV and personal id.
She said there's only one word to describe how she feels.
"Violated," said Winslow.
But the good news was that Atlanta police did catch up with the alleged crooks quickly after getting a call about a suspicious car in Pittman Park. Police actually found some of Winslow's stolen property.
Police said the four suspects are all juveniles -- two 14-year-olds and the other two are 15 years old.
Winslow said the incident reinforces her belief that laws on juveniles need to be tougher.
"Just turning them right back out on the streets, to me, that's not the answer. When you do the crime, you do the time," said Winslow.
Atlanta police said three of the four suspects have known gang affiliations. All four have been charged with auto theft and burglary.
"I am grateful they didn't harm me, I am grateful for that," Winslow said.
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