CONYERS — Rockdale Sheriff’s deputies found seven stolen cars and two stolen engines at a suspected chop shop in a residential neighborhood on April 5, according to a report from FOX 5 News.

“This is a pretty big operation, needless to say,” said Rockdale Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Deputy Kyana Jackson. “They’ve been doing this for a while.”

Jackson said that the deputies were following a GPS ping from one of the stolen cars, a Dodge Challenger, to an address on Deer Hollow Run outside of Conyers, to an address that doesn’t exist. Two cars speeding off from a nearby house caught the deputies’ eyes, she said.

“At that time, they did not know that was the actual residence where this homemade chop shop was, to be exact,” Jackson said. “Upon checking the perimeter of the residence, that’s when they saw the two stolen vehicles.”

The deputies came back with a search warrant and said they found five other cars.

Deer Hollow Run is off Tucker Mill Road in southwest Rockdale County.

They are now trying to speak with the homeowner, Jackson said.

She added that most of the cars share a common thread: where they were stolen from Atlanta

“A lot of these vehicles have been stolen out of the Atlanta metro area, so if you’re traveling to Atlanta, please just be careful.”

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I've worked in community newspapers for 30 years, including Editor of the Jackson Progress-Argus from 1993-1999. Started at Rockdale Citizen/Newton Citizen in January 2016. Started as Senior Reporter at the Jackson Progress-Argus in December 2019.

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