Norcross bank robbed

NORCROSS - Someone robbed a Wachovia Bank Thursday at 200 Scientific Drive in Norcross.

The suspect reportedly came into the branch at 4:40 p.m. and handed a teller a note. In it, the man demanded money and said he had a gun. The clerk took money from her cash drawer and placed it into an envelope the suspect provided.

The suspect fled in a silver Nissan Sentra. He is described as a black man, about 5 feet 9 inches tall, wearing a plaid shirt and a white cap.

Cook attacked with mop

DULUTH - A Kentucky Fried Chicken employee attacked a cook with a mop Saturday at 2080 Pleasant Hill Road.

The cook told police he was joking with a female employee when he said something that angered another employee, 25-year-old Shawn Anderson of Duluth. Anderson allegedly punched the cook three to four times, knocking him to the ground.

Anderson then grabbed a sponge mop and hit the victim repeatedly, causing lacerations to his forearm and finger, according to police reports. Anderson reportedly grabbed his belongings and left with the female employee before officers arrived.

Man robbed at gunpoint

NORCROSS - A Tucker man was robbed Thursday after a man flagged him down under the pretense of borrowing a cell phone.

The victim had just dropped off co-workers in Las Colinas Apartments on Lia Hills Drive when a neatly dressed, clean-shaven black man in his early 20s approached him. The suspect said it was an emergency and asked to use the victim's cell phone, according to a police report.

The victim started to dial the phone for the suspect. However, when the victim slowed down, the suspect opened the van door, grabbed him and dragged him out of the van. The suspect then pulled a gun from under his sweater and yelled at the victim to give him money, the police report said.

The thief punched the victim in the mouth, grabbed his wallet and fled in a blue passenger car parked nearby.

Officer shoots vicious dog

SNELLVILLE - A police officer was forced to shoot a vicious Rottweiler on Wednesday when the dog tried to attack him on Lockness Lane.

A woman who was out walking her dog at 10:09 a.m. reported that a Rottweiler attacked her dog and then bit her. When police arrived, the Rottweiler was roaming in the woman's backyard.

An officer walked to an adjacent yard to keep an eye on the dog until Animal Control officers could arrive and impound it. However, when the dog spotted the officer, it charged toward him, according to a police report.

The officer yelled for the dog to stop. When it didn't, he shot the dog twice and it scurried away. The dog was alive when Animal Control arrived and took it into custody, the police report said.

- From staff reports