— Provided by Atlanta Police Officer L. Illery and Sandy Springs Capt. Steve Rose
FRIEND OR FOE: At a hotel at 1944 Piedmont Circle in Buckhead Aug. 31, an unknown black male and a white male ran out from the Dumpster area of the Intown Suites and approached a male walking onto the property. The black suspect presented a black revolver, pointed it at the victim and said, “Give it up.” The victim gave the suspect $47 in cash and ran across the street to the Chevron station to call for help. The suspects ran up Piedmont Circle toward Piedmont Road. The victim told officers an old friend whom he let shower and change in his room may have been connected to the crime.
BUYER BEWARE: At 3393 Peachtree Road in Buckhead Aug. 29, the victim reported she was deceived in purchasing a laptop. She reported she made contact with the suspect recently in purchasing a laptop. She said when the suspect showed up at the above location, he presented to her an Apple Mac box that was sealed. She advised that after the suspect left the location, she opened the box and realized that inside the box was a brick that resembled a laptop.
BAD KARMA: At a parking garage at 415 Armour Drive in Buckhead Aug. 27, one or more suspects stole a car from the fourth level and made it to the first level, where the vehicle broke down. The suspect(s) then fled the scene.
NOT TOO SHARP: At the CVS/pharmacy at 3637 Peachtree Road in Buckhead Aug. 29, the suspect entered the location, selected seven razors totaling $175 and concealed them in a book bag. He pulled out a knife on an employee when confronted. The suspect left the location without paying for the items and was later caught and arrested.
FUNNY MONEY: At the Buffalo Wild Wings at 8371 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs Sept. 2, a restaurant manager said while counting receipts he found two counterfeit $10 bills.
CHECKED OUT: At the Bank of America at 6300 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs Sept. 3, an employee told officers a man came in with a check for $825 and tried to cash it. The check was poorly made and the teller became suspicious. When asked for two forms of identification, he showed a driver’s license in one name and a MasterCard in another name.
The suspect got froggy when he realized that the check did not pass the smell test and he fled.
FISHY BUSINESS: At the 400 block of Granville Court in Sandy Springs Sept. 2, a man said he had borrowed $500 from a woman in South Carolina but had paid her back. He said the woman has texted him over 200 times wanting more money. The officer said she was still texting him while he was there. The officer offered to call the woman to perhaps stop the messages. However, the man declined and asked for a report instead.
JUST IN CASE: At 4920 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs Sept. 4, just before midnight a woman reported seeing a white male leave a Styrofoam container in the parking lot of the Fountain Oaks shopping center after fumbling with it in the back of his black SUV. The bomb squad from the Atlanta Police Department checked it out. It contained beer.
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.