Two teens have been arrested in connection with multiple vehicle thefts in Cherokee County, authorities said Tuesday.
Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office deputies were interviewing victims of the thefts when they noticed a suspicious vehicle leaving the Towne Lake Hills East subdivision off of Towne Lake Parkway, Lt. Jay Baker said. Authorities pulled the vehicle over and determined the teens in the vehicle were their suspects, he said. Eric Mitcham, 18, of Canton, and a 16-year-old juvenile were arrested.
Both face three counts of entering auto.
Mitcham is being held at the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center in lieu of $17,100 bond. The juvenile is at the Marietta Youth Detention Center.
Investigators continue to search the surrounding woods for the stolen property.
Update: The family of a 72-year old woman, who has been missing since Saturday, renewed calls on Wednesday for help to find her.
Fulton County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Tracy Flanagan reissued the plea regarding Lucilla Rawsaw Harris with updated information.
If you come in contact with Harris or have any information on her whereabouts, please call 911 or the Atlanta Police Department at 404-546-4235.
A 72-year-old woman has been reported missing from her Atlanta home, authorities said.
Lucilla Rawsaw Harris was last seen Saturday driving a gray Saturn Ion with Georgia license tag AVH3948, Fulton County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Tracy Flanagan said.
Authorities say Harris suffers from dementia and is likely cold and confused.
Anyone who may have seen Harris is asked to call 678-371-9691.
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.