An armed suspect entered the Smashburger on Windward Parkway Tuesday night, forced three employees inside a freezer and stole cash from the registers, according to an Alpharetta police report obtained by Channel 2 Action News.
Just after 10 p.m., the suspect entered the business and ordered fries. When the employee attempted to provide him change, he pulled out a semi-automatic handgun and told her to get on the ground, according to the report. He stole money from the register, then ordered the employee to get up and go to the back of the restaurant.
In the back, the armed man forced the employee, her manager and another colleague in a freezer, according to the report. The suspect repeatedly asked the manager how to access the safe.
After the manager believed the suspect had left, he pulled the alarm in the freezer and called police.
Alpharetta police are currently investigating the case and have no suspect in custody, according to Channel 2.
Georgia Tech police continue to investigate an attack on a student that happened early Friday on a campus street.
According to a campus crime alert, the student was walking along Fifth Street between Fowler Street and Techwood Drive just before 1 a.m. Friday when she was approached by a male who pushed her to the ground and attempted to take her property.
“The student screamed and the male ran to a silver sedan parked nearby,” police said in the alert. “The student received minor injuries and did not require medical attention.”
Police described the student’s attacker as a 5-foot-10 male with a “slim to average” build and long dreadlocks. He was wearing a red v-neck T-shirt and blue jeans.
Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to call investigators at 404-894-2500.
An autistic man missing since 8 p.m. Sunday has been found in good health, police said.
Dunwoody police Monday morning issued a missing person alert for 20-year-old Jimmy Williams Jr. He was last seen leaving the Dunwoody Target around 8 p.m., according to a news release.
Police did not say where Williams was found.
Three armed men entered the Elif Fine Jewelry Store in Atlanta Nov. 7, and stole men’s and women’s jewelry, an Atlanta police spokeswoman said Thursday.
The suspects, who wore dark masks and gloves, forced two store employees behind the counter at gunpoint, broke the jewelry with a hammer and stole the jewelry, Elizabeth Espy said in a news release. They fled the scene in a dark grey GMC SUV, she said.
Anyone with information regarding the case should contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477.
The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office and the Griffin Police Department need your help finding the suspects wanted in connection with numerous cases of debit card fraud.
The cards, which belonged to customers of First National Bank of Griffin, have been used at an East Point CVS Pharmacy as well as a Target, according to officials.
Authorities Thursday released photos of the suspects leaving both locations.
Anyone with information about the case should contact the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office at 770-467-4282 or the Griffin Police Department at 770-229-6450.
The Austell Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect in Wednesday’s robbery at the Veterans Memorial Highway post office.
A man was counting money inside the building about 1 p.m. Wednesday when a male in his late teens to early 20s robbed him and ran outside, Austell police said
The man, who has not been identified, chased the suspect to the parking lot, police said.
The suspect entered a grey 4-door vehicle. The two fought through the driver-side window when the vehicle hit another car and injured the man in the process, police said.
He was taken to Atlanta Medical Center where his condition is unknown.
Austell police and United States Postal Service inspectors continue to investigate the incident.
Contact Lt. Garrett at the Austell Police Department at 770-944-4320 with any information regarding the case.
The FBI said Thursday that it has received “some excellent leads” after asking the public for help to identify a man they are calling “John Doe 27″ in a child sex abuse case.
Images of the man were found on the Internet, and he may be involved with child exploitation and sexual abuse of a minor, officials said Tuesday.
The unknown individual is described as a white male thought to be between 40 and 50 years old, with brown hair, graying sideburns and a bald spot. He wears glasses and a ring on the ring finger of his right hand. On a video, he refers to himself and “Jimmy” and speaks with a Southern accent, authorities said.
Federal officials also released a photo of a plaid chair inside of a residence that they hope someone will recognize.
“It is now believed that tips generated from the November 12, 2013 publicity campaign have led to the identification and location (in the Midwest region of the USA) of the man in the