Couple finds home being burglarized

•LAWRENCEVILLE - A Lawrenceville woman told police Tuesday she and her husband arrived home from vacation to find someone robbing their home.

According to a police report, the couple found an unknown vehicle parked in front of their home and saw lights turning on and off inside.

The woman told police her husband noticed the back door had been forced open and saw a tall, young black man exit the home by jumping from a second-story deck.

The woman's husband told police the man who fled the home was wearing dark-colored pants and a white jacket.

The couple reported nearly $10,000 worth of jewelry missing from the home as well as a laptop computer.

Police removed the suspect's car from in front of the home for further investigation.

Thieves rob stores at Mall of Georgia

•BUFORD - Police continue to search for the person or people who robbed a number of stores at the Mall of Georgia in Buford Saturday night.

According to a police report, someone disabled store alarms and entered the back entrances of five businesses, including KB Toys, Inc., Body Shop of America, Home Impressions, Spencer's Gifts and Lady Foot Locker.

The suspects took money and merchandise.

Man attempts to rob Lilburn drug store

•LILBURN - An employee of a Lilburn Eckerd drug store told police an armed man attempted to rob the store Sunday afternoon.

According to a police report, a white man with facial hair wearing glasses entered the store, approached the employee and demanded money.

The 18-year-old employee told police the man said he had a gun and would shoot if he wasn't given money.

When the store's manager approached, the robber fled the store without money or merchandise.

The men working at the store told police they believe the man fled in a white Nissan pick-up truck.

Norcross man robbed by four men

•NORCROSS - A Norcross man told police Sunday he was assaulted and robbed by four men while walking along Harbins and Singleton roads in Norcross.

Police responded to Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville where the victim told police he was knocked unconscious with a baseball bat.

He told police he was approached from behind by four Hispanic men and was hit in the head by one of them.

The victim regained consciousness, finding his wallet lying at his side with nearly $300 missing.

Police were told the men were dressed alike, wearing baggy jeans and white shirts but the victim was unable to provide police with any other information about his alleged attackers.

Cause of apartment fire still unknown

•NORCROSS - Firefighters continue to investigate what caused a fire to start inside the closet of a vacant apartment unit in Norcross Wednesday.

The fire inside the Adelaide Park Apartments unit was quickly extinguished, firefighters said.

Minor damage was a result of the flames but the fire did not extend to the remainder of the apartment on 812 Wynhollow Trace.

- From staff reports