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Neighborhood Watch: Inside Job
November 20, 2013 05:16 PM | 2352 views | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Recent police reports of note. All reports were supplied by local police departments.

INSIDE JOB: A loss prevention officer at Walmart on Windward Parkway was viewing video footage of the store’s vision center when he noticed an employee making a refund transaction with no customer at the register. The loss prevention officer told Milton police he watched the employee take money out the register and then walk off camera. He began reviewing more video footage. From Sept. 3 to Nov. 6, he noticed a similar pattern with the same employee accounting for 22 transactions of invalid refunds totaling $7,110. Police arrested the employee for theft by deception.

STOLEN SAFE: After having a neighbor tell him someone had been walking through his yard, a Milton resident searched his home and discovered a small safe was missing. The safe, valued at $50, contained three firearms with a total value of $550. The neighbor told police he approached the stranger when he saw him in the yard next door. The suspect allegedly told him he needed to use a phone. However, when the neighbor invited him to his house to use his phone, the suspect did not appear to need to make a call and quickly left.

MORE THAN TAKE OUT: Roswell police arrested a suspect for allegedly robbing a Pizza Hut restaurant at gunpoint Nov. 13. An employee of the restaurant at 661 Holcomb Bridge Road said a man with a handgun walked in the building around 11 p.m. demanding money and then fled on foot after he robbed the place. Police located the suspect, who led them on a foot chase. An officer fired shots in pursuit of the suspect after he allegedly threatened the officer with a gun. Neither were injured. The suspect surrendered and police were able to recover the firearm and the money taken from Pizza Hut. Cordvontay Sexton, 22, of North Carolina, was arrested on charges of armed robbery and aggravated assault.

BLOW BY: A crew was doing yard work at a Roswell residence Nov. 5 when one of the workers happened to witness a crime in action. The worker was returning to the front yard when he allegedly witnessed a silver car pull up and two individuals get out, take two blowers from the yard and drive away.

UNPLEASANT PARTING: A former employee of G by Guess at North Point Mall told Alpharetta police he was assaulted by his former boss. The victim claimed he went to the store Nov. 1 to pick up his last check after he quit without giving a two-week notice and his former boss slapped him in the face.

LOST AND DANGEROUS: An Alpharetta resident was smoking on his front porch when a car drove by and a man got out asking for directions to Highway 9. The man approached the resident asking for a light but then pulled a gun on him as he got close. The victim told police the stranger robbed him of a bank envelope containing $3,000 and then fled the scene, heading towards Highway 9.

GOT JUICE?: A loss prevention officer at a store in North Point Mall allegedly witnessed a shopper conceal two Apple Juice Packs for iPhones in a paper bag Nov. 6 and then walk out to the mall’s common area. The loss prevention officer apprehended the shopper and turned him over to Alpharetta police. The merchandise was valued at $119.95 per item.

BAD HELPER: A Roswell resident contacted police Nov. 6 for a report of theft. The woman said her neighbor had been helping her clean her apartment. When the neighbor left, the woman noticed two laptop computers, 60 prescription pills and $50 were missing from her apartment.

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.

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