Thursday, May 9, 2013
Inside the Police Reports: A professor at Piedmont College said she and her students had stopped at a McDonald's in the Norcross area to grab a bite to eat when her money bag was stolen.
A teacher said her money bag was taken while she and her students were eating in the Norcross area last week. According to the Gwinnett County Police report, the professor at Piedmont College told the officer that they had just come back from Montana and were on their way back to Clayton. The group stopped at the McDonald's at 6165 McDonough Dr. for a quick meal. When they left, a young man helped the professor open the door. In the process, he grabbed her money bag from under her arm and ran toward the road. Since she was in charge of the expenses, the bag contained $300 cash, receipts from the trip and a piece of paper that contained all her internet passwords. The professor told police that the suspect didn't say anything to her and …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Two men have been arrested in the incident, which started after an armed robbery Saturday at the Waffle House off Goshen Springs Road.
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Monday, April 22
Two men have been arrested in connection to firing shots at police officers during a car chase following an armed robbery at a Waffle House in Norcross. According to Gwinnett County Police spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith and jail records, Tamari Adams, 24, of Norcross, was arrested and charged with armed robbery, fleeing or eluding police, two counts of aggravated assault, and multiple traffic violations. Tavares Douglas Harris, 25, of Lithonia, was arrested and charged with armed robbery, providing a false name to an officer and two counts of aggravated assault. They remain in jail without bond. The incident occurred on Saturday, April 20, around 6:50 a.m. at the Waffle House located at 6079 Goshen Springs Road in the city of Norcross. Two …
Monday, March 11, 2013
The victim told Gwinnett Police that she was attacked outside the Chase bank off Tech Drive in unincorporated Norcross.
The victim of a Norcross-area robbery told police that she put up a fight when a man tried to snatch her Coach purse from her when she exited the bank. According to the Gwinnett County Police report, the incident occurred around 4 p.m. on a recent Wednesday at the Chase bank, located at 1250 Tech Drive in unincorporated Norcross. The woman, 58, told police that she was existing the bank and walking in the parking lot back to her car, where her husband was. As she neared the first couple of parked cars, a man walked up to her from behind and stabbed her with something "very hard" in the left side of the rib cage. After causing her shirt to rip and some bruising, he grabbed the victim's $500 designer bag, so she started fighting back. The …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Inside the Police Reports: The armed robbery took place along Harbins Road and Singleton Road in unincorporated Norcross.
A man took a woman's lunchbox instead of her purse during a Norcross-area robbery this past Halloween. According to the Gwinnett County police report, the woman was walking along Harbins Road toward Singleton Road in unincorporated Norcross around 6:20 p.m. that Wednesday. While she was near the Dollar General on Singleton, a man came out of the woods, pointed a handgun in her face and demanded for her purse. She instead handed him her purple polka-dotted lunchbox, and the suspect ran off either into the woods or Teremont Circle, the victim said. The woman, who did not speak English well and had her son translate to police, described the suspect as a black male who was short and overweight. He wore black sunglasses, a black bandana and …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Victor Charles Le, 20, was killed by a Gwinnett police officer after a 911 call indicated an armed man was threatening to commit a robbery.
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Thursday, September 13, 2012
Police have identified the man killed in an overnight officer-involved shooting as Victor Charles Le, 20, of 2850 Southgate Drive in unincorporated Lilburn. Le was pronounced dead at the scene of a nearby residence after Gwinnett County officers responded to a call on Sept. 12. The 911 call reported a male armed with a gun, threatening to commit a robbery. WSB has reported the incident involved a domestic argument. The gun in Le's possession was later identified as a black bb gun. Police reports from the GCPD state that as an officer approached the residence, Le was standing in the driveaway armed with a handgun. The officer on the scene pulled his handgun and gave Le verbal commands to drop his weapon. According to police, Le ignored the …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Inside the Police Reports: The incident occurred late last month at Las Colinas Apartments off Lia Hills Drive.
Two Norcross residents were reportedly robbed last month in Las Colinas Apartments off Lia Hills Drive. According to the Norcross Police report, the victims, a 21-year-old woman and a 20-year-old man, came home around 3:40 a.m. on a Tuesday. They were outside their building when the robbery occurred. Two women and one man got out of a black Nissan sedan nearby and pointed handguns at the two residents. One of the women told the 21-year-old, "Give me whatever you have," so the victim gave up her purse, which held $600. The suspect handed the purse to the male suspect, who took the victim's phone out of the bag and threw it to the ground, after the third suspect told him to. The other victim's wallet was taken, too. He told police that the …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Inside the Police Reports: A second suspect also was arrested for the incident, which took place at a Norcross-area QuikTrip.
A Gwinnett Police officer apprehended two suspects, one of whom was a Meadowcreek High student, for allegedly robbing a man outside a Norcross-area QuikTrip. According to the police report, the incident occurred around 1 a.m. June 26 when the man, 30, was walking to the QuikTrip gas station at 6182 S. Norcross Tucker Road. He was coming from his residence less than a half mile away at Gwinnett Station Apartments off Old Norcross Tucker Road. He was approached by two men who asked for his phone and money, he told police. The victim continued walking, but when he reached the edge of the QT parking lot, the two men allegedly ran up and snatched his cell phone from his hands. He started chasing the suspects, but they ran away. He described to …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Inside the Police Reports: He told her that if she didn't give him the money in her wallet, he would "pistol whip" her "beyond recognition," according to the Gwinnett County Police report.
A Lawrenceville woman alleged that her friend's ex-boyfriend robbed her by gunpoint in unincorporated Norcross last week. The incident occurred around 9 p.m. June 3 at an apartment complex on the 6700 block of Colchester Place, according to the Gwinnett County Police report. The woman, 27, told officers that her friend asked her to drive her to an ex-boyfriend's house at the Colchester address. When they got there, the woman agreed to go inside with her friend. After letting the women inside the apartment, a man started arguing with her friend and demanded that she owed him money. Feeling nervous, the woman asked her friend if she could wait in the car. The man immediately turned his attention to the driver and told her that he didn't …
Friday, April 27, 2012
The robbery happened at the Bethesda Walk shopping plaza in Lawrenceville, Ga.
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Friday, April 27, 2012
Gwinnett County Police are asking for your help in identifying a suspect who reportedly snatched a purse from a woman. On April 17th at around 10:15pm, the female victim was closing up the Western Union at the Bethesda Walk shopping center at 3059 Lawrenceville Hwy. Police say as the woman was leaving and locking the door, a gray Chevy Impala pulled up near her. A man got out of the car, snatched the purse from the woman's hands, and sped off in the Impala. The suspect is described as a black male in his early 30s, about six feet tall and weighing between 150 and 170 pounds. He was driving a 2006-2012 gray Chevrolet Impala. The left brake light was out and it appeared there was a Peach Pass affixed to the car's windshield. If you recognize…
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
A heavily injured man said two men took $2,500 from him.
A local man was allegedly beaten and robbed of $2,500 in his own apartment last week. According to the Gwinnett County Police report, a police officer was doing a routine check at an apartment complex on the 5700 block of Singleton Road at 3 a.m. Feb. 27. While on the check, he saw a man came running through the complex's parking lot with blood all over him. The man, 36, told the officer how he had been drinking alone in his apartment when two men came knocking on the door around 1:45 a.m. that Monday. He didn't recognize them, he told police, but he opened the door. They pushed their way through the apartment and knocked him down. While down, the men punched and kicked the victim and also struck him in the face many times, says the police…