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•LILBURN - Lilburn police are asking for the public's help in locating a man who burglarized three businesses Friday on Killian Hill Road.
A burglar alarm was sounded at 12:46 a.m. from the Shell Service Station at 32 Killian Hill Road. A second alarm followed a minute later from the Citgo Service Station next door. Officers were then dispatched to a third alarm at 12:48 a.m. at Jiffy Lube at 341 Killian Hill Road.
Forced entry was found at each location, said Officer Tyler Thomas, spokesman for the Lilburn Police Department. The suspect is believed to be a black man with a shaved head between 6 feet and 6 feet 2 inches tall and 240 pounds. He was possibly driving a large box truck.
Anyone with information about the incidents are asked to call Investigator Kim Banks at 770-638-2220.
Shoplifter turns violent, fires gun
•DULUTH - A shoplifter fired a gun at a store manager Tuesday when the manager attempted to chase him down, according to police reports.
The manager told police the suspect came in the Chevron Food Mart at 2120 Duluth Highway and attempted to steal a cigar. The manager followed the suspect to a gold Honda Accord, where an unidentified woman was waiting in the driver's seat.
The suspect got in the car, pulled out a gun and fired a round toward the manager as the car drove away toward Satellite Boulevard.
The dog stole
•LAWRENCEVILLE - A house guest who allegedly stole her host's belongings on Sunday blamed the dog for the theft.
The victim told police her roommate at Paces Woods Drive allowed Treneshia Gary, 31, of Lithonia, to stay at their apartment. Upon returning home from work, the victim noticed several items missing from her bedroom and found them mixed in with Gary's belongings, according to a police report.
When confronted, Gary refused to leave and the victim had to throw Gary's things out of the apartment. Gary then grabbed the victim from behind and started fighting with her, the police report stated.
A police officer noticed Gary appeared to be under the influence of drugs. Gary claimed the dog pulled the stolen belongings out of the victim's bedroom. Gary insisted that she put the items with her own stuff because she didn't know whose they were.
Gary was charged with disorderly conduct.
•NORCROSS - Two women were reportedly flashed by a nude man Tuesday at Oakwood Vista Apartments on Coleville Circle.
The first woman saw the suspect at 8 a.m. walking down stairs that lead to the back of a building, according to a police report.
Another female resident saw the man on a previous date and warned him "I'm going to call the police, you're going to jail today," the report stated. She spotted the man again on Tuesday near building 8, according to a police report.
The suspect is described as a young black man, about 5 feet 8 inches tall and 180 pounds with tattoos on his right arm.
- From staff reports