Archive for February, 2014

Sandy Springs police looking for peeping Tom

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.

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Public’s help sought in finding missing Marietta woman

Tiffany Whitton

Tiffany Whitton

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.

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Atlanta police seek man in connection with bank robbery

bank robber suspectAtlanta 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.

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Police seek man involved in Gwinnett Walmart robbery

Police seek the suspect pictured involved for his involvement in a Jan. 30 Walmart robbery.

Police seek the suspect pictured above for his involvement in a Jan. 30 Walmart robbery.

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 …

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Woman sought in Henry for cashing forged checks from vehicle with stolen tag

Police seek a woman who cashed forged checks from a vehicle with a stolen tag.

Police seek a woman who cashed forged checks from a vehicle with a stolen tag.

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.

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Atlanta police release video of bank robber

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).

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Burglars steal cash, cigarettes and lottery tickets from store

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.

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