Man beaten,


•NORCROSS - A Norcross man was pistol-whipped and carjacked Saturday at Copper Mill apartments.

The victim and his roommate had just arrived home from work at 5:45 a.m., and the victim stayed behind for a minute in his car, a 1993 Honda Civic. A short time later, a tan Nissan Sentra occupied by four Hispanic men pulled up behind him.

Two of the occupants got out and one of them pointed a gun at the victim, demanding his cell phone and money, according to a police report. The gunman struck the victim in the face twice with the gun when he hesitated momentarily.

After relinquishing the cell phone and money, the robbers ordered the victim to hand over his keys. They both then got into the car and followed the tan Nissan out of the complex.

Man charged with battery

•LAWRENCEVILLE - A 28-year-old Lawrenceville man was arrested Monday and charged with attacking his girlfriend and trying to choke her.

When an officer arrived to investigate a 911 call, Ramon Rojas Perez was being held down on the bed by two of his roommates. He was "highly intoxicated" and he wouldn't answer questions, according to a police reports.

The girlfriend told police that Perez was drunk when he stormed into the bedroom and grabbed her by the throat. He then began throwing her around the bedroom and pushed her onto the floor. The girlfriend declined to make a statement or answer questions. She also refused to be taken to a hospital to evaluate the red marks on her throat.

Rojas Perez was charged with battery.

- From staff reports