Woman finds home burglarized

•WINDER - A Hill Street woman told police she returned home about 4 p.m. Thursday to find her back door forced open.

The woman reported two sterling silver rings missing from her top dresser drawer.

There were no suspects.

Police answer abuse call

•AUBURN - On Dec. 3, Auburn police responded to a report of child abuse in the form of neglect and physical punishment.

Police turned the case over to the Department of Family and Children Services. The case is still open and three individuals are under investigation.

Councilwoman reports stolen tag

•AUBURN - On Nov. 29, Auburn City Council Member Donna Scouten reported the tag missing from her car.

That same day, the tag was reported as having been used in a gasoline drive-off in Hall County, police reports said.

The case is still under investigation.

Store owner finds building robbed

•LILBURN - The owner of a Lilburn convenience store arrived at his store Sunday to find the cash register missing.

The man who owns the 865 Indian Trail-Lilburn Road La Esperanza told police he believes the store was entered through either the front or back door due to visible markings around the doors.

According to a police report, the alarm system was broken at the time of incident.

Robbers take man's wallet

•NORCROSS - A Norcross man was robbed at the 6874 Allen Circle Copper Mill Apartments Friday.

The victim told police two black men approached him while he was sitting on the steps of the first floor of the apartments talking on his cell phone.

According to a police report, one of the men grabbed the victim's head and forced him to the ground while holding a pistol to his head.

The second suspect took the victim's wallet and cell phone and both fled the scene.

Armed man

robs Taco Bell

•NORCROSS - Two armed men robbed a Taco Bell restaurant in Norcross on Saturday.

The manager of the 6385 Jimmy Carter Blvd. store told police two black men entered the restaurant, one placed an order and pulled out a silver handgun and demanded cash when the cashier opened the register.

According to a police report, the suspect took an unknown amount of money and fled the scene toward Jimmy Carter Boulevard.

An employee was able to exit the building and call 911 using a nearby pay phone.

The manager told police there is surveillance camera in the restaurant, but it was not taping at the time of the incident.

- From staff reports