5500 block of Roswell Road: A store employee reported that someone forced the door open and apparently went through the cash registers. The burglar also damaged the DVD recorder.
Tip: If you own a business, especially a small business, do invest in a camera and DVD or computer hard-drive recorder. Video images are great for identifying and prosecuting burglars and thieves. Remember that the DVD recorder is something you want to hide someplace where it would take a LOT of time to find. Business burglars, when they get in, look for the recorder so they can disable it.
6100 block of Roswell Road: A store manager reported that some DVD’s and some Hookah-Hookah Tobacco was missing from the inventory. On checking the video, it appears an employee was tapping the till in the form of not ringing up the complete customer sale and pocketing the money instead.
4500 block of Roswell Road: Two men came into the office area of the Rite Aid store and robbed the employees of an undisclosed amount of cash. Both men had their faces covered with a black stocking-like material.
1100 Johnson Ferry Road: An office employee noticed a man sitting at a vacant desk in an office. The man said he was an I.T. employee but had no company or other visitor / vendor badge. The police were called and the man was arrested. He gave some pretty lame information as to who he was but it appears he was probably an office creeper.
Tip: Office creepers are those guys who specialize in stealing from corporate areas by posing as visitors, customers, or other employee types in order to gain access and steal. Their favorites are purse, wallets from purses (under desks) and laptops. Good company security should include issuing and recording badges for visitors and making sure the reception areas are secure from someone just walking in and to the employee area. Cameras are good. If you are interested in upgrading your security in the office environment, contact Officer Larry Jacobs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other recent reports filed with Sandy Springs Police:
Thefts from vehicles
1155 Mt. Vernon Hwy: Wallet and credit cards were taken from the car while the victim was in the gym working out.
700 block of Hammond Drive: Stolen tag.
500 block of Abernathy: Black briefcase and I-pod were taken.
100 block of Mt. Vernon Hwy: Laptop.
6658 Roswell Road: GPS.
6345 Powers Ferry Road: GPS.
6700 block of Powers Ferry Rd: Laptop, briefcase, and suitcase were taken from a rental car.
500 block of Northridge Rd: Rims and tires were stolen.
Halloween will be here soon and I will set out on my annual “Meet the Sex Offenders” trip where I verify the current addresses of those on the sex-offender registry in the Sandy Springs city limits. After that, I go home and shower for a couple of hours. (Ugh)