Armed robbery at Duluth business

•DULUTH - Police are investigating an alleged armed robbery reported last week at a local business.

According to a Gwinnett County police report, four men robbed the Duluth business and got away with an undisclosed amount of money.

The suspects were described as black men wearing dark baggy clothing, and one of them brandished a handgun.

The report said the alleged victim was made to lie on the floor while the suspects took money from the register and the game machines located in the rear of the building.

No suspects had been arrested as of Friday.

Armed robbery

at apartments

•NORCROSS - A married couple was robbed at gunpoint earlier this week at the Highland Walk Apartments in Norcross, but no one was injured.

According to a Gwinnett County police report, the alleged victim told police that two black men approached he and his wife outside when they returned home from a party, and both suspects were armed with handguns.

Cash was taken from the man's wallet and from the woman's purse.

The suspects then fled toward the back of the apartment complex.

They were described as being between 20 and 30 years old, approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall and between 150 and 170 pounds, wearing black jackets, dark-colored jeans and black watch caps, the victim said.

No arrests had been made as of Friday.

Loud music results in warrant discovery

•LAWRENCEVILLE - A man playing loud music in a Cadillac was arrested Tuesday after police discovered there was a warrant for his arrest.

According to the police report, the black man pulled into a Chevron gas station playing loud music while officers were conducting a routine traffic stop.

The man left the engine running and the music playing when he went inside

the store.

When the vehicle's registration was checked, it was discovered that it had been suspended.

When the man walked out of the store, his ID

was checked, and he had an outstanding warrant.

He was taken into custody.

Lack of car tag leads to arrest

•STATHAM - A Barrow County deputy on patrol spotted a white work truck traveling on Thurmond Road with no license plate on Dec. 2.

A routine license check on the passenger revealed a total of 14 outstanding warrants from five counties, police reports said. The passenger, George Stratacos, reportedly had eight felony charges from Clarke County alone.

Stratacos was arrested, and the driver was allowed to leave with a warning, reports said.

Shoplifting of wire attempt foiled

•BETHLEHEM - A man was arrested Dec. 2 for allegedly attempting to shoplift $534 worth of copper wire from Home Depot.

A loss prevention specialist told police he observed Roger Smith place three spools of copper wire in a shopping cart and take it out through the garden center without paying for it.

Smith was charged with felony shoplifting.


investigate a man acting oddly

•BETHLEHEM - A woman called a sheriff's deputy to her home, reporting that her husband was not acting right.

She told the deputy that her husband is a very spiritual person. She said her husband was acting like he was possessed and talking in a different language, police reports said. The woman reported that her husband had not been working lately and had been going into the woods to pray.

The incident was turned over to a medical unit.

- From staff reports