•LILBURN - Tips received from the public led Lilburn police to arrest a man in connection with several burglaries at businesses within the city.
Sean Marquis McGill, 31, is being held without bond at the Gwinnett County Detention Center.
Lilburn police sought the public's help last week in identifying a man who burglarized three businesses on Killian Hill Road and released a surveillance photo of him.
The burglaries occurred minutes apart April 14 at Shell Service Station at 32 Killian Hill Road, the Citgo Service Station next door and at the Jiffy Lube at 341 Killian Hill Road. Forced entry was found at each location.
Tips from the public led Lilburn investigators to a plumbing business in Cobb County where a box truck used in the burglary was located, said Officer Tyler Thomas of the Lilburn Police Department. McGill had just returned the vehicle to the company after resigning his employment there, Thomas said.
Masked man robs Hardees
•BUFORD - A man wearing a yellow ski mask on Monday robbed a Hardees fast food restaurant at 1520 Buford Highway.
The suspect came inside to use the bathroom twice between 7 and 7:30 p.m., according to a police report. At 8:26 p.m., the man came in wearing a yellow ski mask and went to the manager's office demanding that he open the safe.
The suspect also carried a piece of paper with the words "open the safe" written on it, the police report stated. The manager handed the robber a deposit bag containing money from the safe. The suspect ran out a side door in an unknown direction, the police report stated.
Man charged with pulling
•DULUTH - A Duluth man was arrested Tuesday after pulling a fire alarm in an attempt to get his girlfriend to answer the door at Prescott Apartments on Centerview Drive, according to a police report.
Eleazer Isaac Chavez, 19, told an officer who responded to the fire alarm that he pulled the alarm because he returned home late from work and was unable to get into his apartment.
Chavez apparently tried pounding on the door at 3 a.m., but his girlfriend wouldn't open it. Chavez reportedly told the officer he was angry and he knew his girlfriend would come outside if he pulled the fire alarm.
The girlfriend claimed Chavez was supposed to be home by 10:30 p.m. She told an officer she waited for Chavez until 1:30 a.m. before locking the door and going to bed.
Chavez was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct and false fire alarm.
- From staff reports