Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying three suspects who reportedly burglarized a Verizon Wireless store on East May Street in Winder last month, Winder police said.
Several Apple iPhones, other cellphone devices and a large amount of cash were discovered to be stolen from the store on Feb. 17 at around 5 a.m., according to a Winder police press release.
The three suspects were recorded on a store surveillance video, police said. Police believe the suspects also burglarized another Verizon store in Madison the previous day in the early morning.
Based on the surveillance video, police have described one subject as wearing a white or light grey hooded sweatshirt with a black face mask and black pants. Another suspect was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt with the word “purgatory” on the back shoulder, while the third was wearing
Police are investigating after several homeowners in Sandy Springs reported seeing a peeping Tom.
A tall man wearing a hooded jacket has been “prowling around” and knocking or looking into windows of homes in the Riverside neighborhood on the south side of town, authorities said.
Anyone with information on the case should contact Detective Ryan Finley at 770-551-3310 or the Sandy Springs Police Department’s tip line at 770-551-3300. Tipsters can remain anonymous.
Marietta police are asking for the public’s help in finding a 27-year-old woman missing for more than five months.
Tiffany Michelle Whitton was last seen around 2 a.m. Sept. 13, 2013, in front of the Walmart store in the 200 block of Cobb Parkway, Marietta police spokesman David Baldwin said in an email.
“No one has heard from Whitton since the date of her disappearance and investigators are not ruling out foul play at this time,” Baldwin said. “Whitton has a young daughter that has not had any contact with her mother since her disappearance.”
Baldwin said Whitton is 5 feet, 2 inches tall and weighs about 100 pounds. She has green eyes and blonde hair, but is known to frequently change the color of her hair, he said.
Whitton has multiple tattoos including Chinese symbols on her left wrist, according to Baldwin.
Anyone with any information as to the whereabouts of Whitton is asked to contact Marietta police Det. Jonnie Moeller at 770-794-2366.
Atlanta police are looking for a man who allegedly robbed a Wells Fargo Bank in the 2200 block of Cascade Road on Monday morning.
The man is described as between 5-foot-8 and 5-9, and 140 to 170 pounds.
Police said the man handed the teller a note that read, “Don’t make me hurt you,” and demanded she give him money only in $100 bills. The teller initially only gave the man $5 and $10 bills, after which he allegedly held a knife to the neck of a second bank employee, authorities said. The teller gave the man what he wanted and he fled on foot, police said. Neither bank employee was wounded during the ordeal.
Police ask anyone with information about this incident to call the Crime Stoppers Atlanta tip line at 404-577-8477, log on to the tip line’s website www.crimestoppersatlanta.org or text the tip to 274637. Tipsters can be anonymous and are eligible for up to $2,000 in reward money if information they give leads to the arrest and indictment of a suspect.
The Gwinnett County Police Department is searching for a suspect involved in a Jan. 30 armed robbery at a Walmart at 4975 Jimmy Carter Blvd., county police said Friday.
At 11:40 p.m. on the night of the robbery, the suspect was paying for a pellet gun, according to a police department press release. The cashier opened the register at which time the suspect revealed a knife and lunged toward the machine.
The cashier ran and escaped injury, the press release says, while the suspect removed “a large sum” of money and fled on foot.
The Walmart where the robbery took place is located in an area of unincorporated Norcross.
According to police, the suspect is described as a black male, 180 to 220 pounds and between 30 and 40 years old. He wore a brown jacket with a fur hood as well as a blue beanie hat, blue jeans, tan boots. He possibly had a beard.
A surveillance photo shows the suspect on the
Driving a vehicle with a stolen Georgia license plate, a woman forged and cashed stolen checks at three SunTrust Bank drive-thru locations in Henry County, according to the county police department.
The checks were initially stolen during a Jan. 4 car break-in, according to the press release.
The woman is white with dark, medium-length hair, Henry County police said in a press release. At the time of the transactions, she was driving a black Jeep Cherokee with the stolen tag PMH 5524.
Surveillance photographs (above) released by the Henry County Police Department, though a bit blurry, reveal the woman making a transaction at a drive-thru machine. She is smiling in a separate photo, and another shows the license plate of the vehicle.
Anyone with information about the identity of the subject is encouraged to call 770-288-8252.
Atlanta police are still looking for the robber who walked out of a bank with more than $7,000 that can’t be tracked.
Surveillance video of the crime was released Thursday.
The suspect entered the Wells Fargo branch at 3303 Northside Parkway just before 11 a.m. on Jan. 31. He gave a teller a note that she first believed was a check, threatened her, and kept his hand in his left pocket as if he had a gun, police said.
The teller gave the robber $7,721.18 without any tracking devices, Officer Kim Jones with Atlanta police said in an email.
The suspect is described as a black man who is about 6-foot-7 and 270 pounds. He was wearing dark clothing, a hoodie, a black winter hat with a white snowflake and glasses.
Anyone with information on the suspect’s identity should call Atlanta Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477), visit www.crimestoppersatlanta.org or text CSA and the tip to CRIMES (274637).
Burglars broke into a southeast Atlanta convenience store early Wednesday and made off with more than $10,000 in cash, lottery tickets and tobacco products, police said.
The owner of the Citgo gas station and convenience store in the 1300 block of Boulevard reported the burglary just after 6 a.m., telling officers that when he entered the store, “he immediately saw several items scattered about the floor,” Atlanta police spokeswoman Kim Jones said.
“Upon entering his office, he found a hole in the wall where several bricks had been removed for the suspects to gain entry,” Jones said in an e-mail.
The store owner reported that $4,000 worth of cigars and cigarettes were missing, along with $6,000 worth of lottery tickets and $1,000 in cash.
Jones said security cameras showed three males dressed in dark clothing walking around inside the store just after 3:30 a.m.
A DeKalb County man wanted on multiple counts of armed robbery and aggravated assault was arrested Wednesday morning in Statesville, N.C., authorities said.
Dionte Cheron Rogers, 25, was taken into custody after being located at the Masters Economy Inn on Sullivan Road, police said. Rogers was in a motel room with his 15-month-old son and surrendered after talking on the telephone to authorities, who had evacuated the surrounding rooms, according to a news release from Capt. Bryan Johnson with the Statesville Police Department. The child was safe and is now being cared for by other family members.
Rogers is charged with four counts of armed robbery and five counts of aggravated assault in connection with the robbery of a DeKalb business on Jan. 11. He allegedly had an AK-47 during that incident.
Statesville police were notified by the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office that Rogers was in
A 24-year-old man who allegedly stole from a Woodstock Goodwill was arrested after police found him hiding in a clothing bin covered with purses.
About 2:50 a.m. Wednesday, Woodstock police officers responded to an alarm at the Goodwill at 9425 Hwy. 92, according to a Woodstock Police Department press release. With the assistance of Acworth police officers and K9 units, the officers found Karim Tawfik of Woodstock hiding in the bin.
Tawfik was charged with burglary, criminal trespassing, misdemeanor obstruction and possession of tools for commission of a crime, according to the release. He is being held at the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center.