Norcross Police Chief Warren Summers said at the beginning of 2013 that the department has seen an increase in armed robberies in the city since the annexation of the east side of Buford Highway.
From Jan. 25 to Jan. 28, four armed robberies were reported off Reps Trace, Brook Hollow Parkway, Buford Highway and Amber Drive.
In one of the incidents, two sisters, 12 and 10, told officers that a man had tried to break into their Reps Trace house around 6:48 p.m. Jan. 27.
According to Norcross Police reports, the sisters were watching TV and waiting for their mom to come home when they heard someone at the back door. The older sister walked over to the window and opened the curtain to see a man, who had a crowbar in his hand.
When he saw the two sisters, he took off running, she said.
The sisters described the man as being anywhere from 25 to 35 years old, had a thin build and was approximately 6' to 6'2". He had a light complexion and an eyebrow piercing above his left eye, and he wore all black clothing with black boots.
In another reported armed robbery, the incident happened around 3:55 p.m. Jan. 25. at the Sommy's store off Beaver Ruin Road. A translator for the victim told police that he went there to get a long-distance calling card.
He was in the parking lot when two women outside a maroon Toyota FJ tried to get his attention by yelling at him and motioning to him.
He ignored the women and made his way to Wexford Drive and Amber Drive, where he lived in Audubon Creek Apartments. At the front of the complex, he noticed the same car following him.
With someone else driving the car, the two women got out and began walking behind him. He attempted to walk faster, but they got closer to him.
He was struck on the left side of his face with a brown wooden stick, which he noticed was on one of the women. He fell to the ground and the women kept yelling at him in English. They snatched his cell phone, ran to the car and left.
The victim described the suspects as being two black women who looked 22 years old and 5'6" tall. The woman with the brown stick had a slim build, was 135 lbs., had wavy medium-length hair, and wore blue jeans, a light blue shirt and white shoes. The other suspect had a medium build, weighed 145 lbs., and wore light blue jeans, a light red shirt and white shoes. She kept her hair in a light brown bandana.
The car they were driving had a South Carolina license plate.
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