- Provided by Atlanta Police Officer A. White
Editor’s note: Due to early Labor Day holiday deadlines, the Neighbor was unable to include the Sandy Springs Police Department’s weekly report in this week’s article. It may be in next week’s edition.
o ROBBERY THWARTED: At the Shell gas station at 2022 Northside Drive in Buckhead Aug. 23, the victim reported leaving the station and driving on Northside Drive around Collier Road when a Ford Crown Victoria came around him from behind and stopped in front of him. A black male exited the vehicle and approached his window. The suspect knocked on his window with a black semiautomatic handgun and said, “Give me your [expletive] wallet.” The victim stepped on the gas and drove off from the scene to a church at Northside and Kingswood Lane and called 911. The suspect did not attempt to follow the victim.
o MEAN DRUNK: At the Five Paces Inn bar at 41 Irby Ave. in Buckhead Aug. 22, a worker was struck in the head with a beer bottle by a suspect, who had became drunk and belligerent and was asked to leave the location. The suspect was upset his girlfriend had to pay to park and with the amount of his tab. The victim sustained injuries to his head and voluntarily transported himself to the hospital for further treatment.
o DEFINITELY NOT ROCK-SOLID: At the Hyatt Place hotel at 3242 Peachtree Road in Buckhead Aug. 17, the victim returned to the location with a male she met two days prior. The victim exited the room for a few minutes. When she returned, the suspect, named “Rock,” was gone along with $300 from her purse.
o GOTTA WEAR SHADES: A thief, possibly the same one in both cases, hit the Sunglass Hut at 3500 Peachtree Road at Phipps Plaza in Buckhead on two occasions. Aug. 17, a suspect, gender unknown, stole several pairs of sunglasses from the display case and exited the location. Two days later, a female suspect entered the business and attempted to get a pair of sunglasses shipped to her residence. When employees were distracted, the suspect concealed six pairs of sunglasses worth a total of $1,555 and left the store. In an emailed response to questions about both crimes, White said, "As of now, [the police] are not certain that the Sunglass Hut shoplifters are connected. Mall security is aware of the ongoing issues with shoplifters targeting the business and are in the process of taking extra precautions."
The names and charges above are from area arrest warrants and crime reports. A warrant is merely an accusation of a crime and accused people are innocent until proven guilty.