Officers were dispatched for an attempted burglary call early one evening. A woman arrived at her home and found a white male coming from around the back of her residence.
The suspect told the woman that he had come to talk to her husband about some work. As he walked away, the woman saw that he was attempting to hide a crowbar behind his back. That’s when she called police. Officers arrived and found pry marks around the back door. They located the suspect, who was still in the area, and once they took him in for questioning, he confessed to attempted burglary.
• Police responded to a purse snatching at the Oglethorpe Mall. A woman was walking across the parking lot when a man approached her and used a knife to cut the strap of her purse. He grabbed it and immediately fled to his vehicle. Officers located him as he was attempting to leave the mall parking lot and executed a traffic stop. He was found to be in possession of a knife and the victim’s purse. He was charged with Armed Robbery and Possession of a Knife during the Commission of a Crime.
• While on patrol, police heard shots fired in the area of Augusta Road and then saw a vehicle leaving the area at a high rate of speed. They started to follow the car and noticed that it was missing the rear window. They immediately initiated a traffic stop. Officers found a male passenger suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to the hospital. The driver of the car and a female passenger were both detained for questioning. The driver was later arrested for Possession of Controlled Substance, Driving Without a License and Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute. The investigation into the shooting is still ongoing.
• Police were dispatched for a robbery in progress call at a drugstore on DeRenne Avenue. When they arrived, officers spoke with the victim who said that a black male wearing a red, fur–trimmed Santa hat had tried to rob the store. The suspect entered and asked the clerk for a pack of cigarettes. Then he changed his mind and asked for a carton. When the victim went to retrieve the carton, the man jumped over the counter, covered the victim’s mouth with his gloved hand, and jammed a gun into her side. He demanded money. The clerk told him that she couldn’t open the drawer without ringing up an item. The suspect let go and fled in an unknown direction. Suspect is estimated to be in his early 20s and has a tattoo on his neck of the letter ‘M’ - or something that has ‘M’ in it.
• At 9:28 a.m. on a Monday morning, a suspect walked into a downtown bank, pulled a gun, used some violent and threatening language, and then demanded money. The suspect took money from the tellers, put it in a plastic bag and then ran from the bank headed northwest through Johnson Square. An unknown amount of money was taken. The F.B.I. showed up and took over the investigation. They are looking into whether it was the same suspect who robbed another bank on Skidaway Road a few weeks earlier. The witness was stocky, stood somewhere between 5’6” and 6’ tall. He was wearing all black clothes and sunglasses. His handgun was silver and black.
• Police responded to a call of shots fired in the area of Garrard Avenue and found a young man suffering from a serious gunshot wound. He was transported to the hospital with life–threatening injuries. He later died. The investigation is ongoing and no suspects have been brought into custody.