Man avoids carjacking

•DACULA - A 40-year-old Loganville man barely escaped being carjacked Monday at Eckerd at 2325 Pleasant Hill Road.

The victim had just pulled into the parking lot at 10:15 a.m. when he saw an unidentified man run up to the driver's side his car. The suspect produced a knife and told him to "move over" because he was getting in the car, according to a police report.

The victim escaped out the passenger side of the vehicle and ran to the store to call police. A woman parked next to the victim's vehicle told police that she recognized the suspect as her ex-boyfriend, Jamal Williams of Atlanta, and started to scream "what are you doing?" the police report stated.

Williams then allegedly exited the victim's vehicle, got into his ex-girlfriend's grey Hyundai Sonata and drove away with it. The suspect is wanted on charges of hijacking a motor vehicle, theft by taking and simple assault.

Men charged with stealing gas

•NORCROSS - Three men were arrested Sunday after they were caught allegedly stealing gas from cars at Ultra Telecom on Oakbrook Drive.

An off-duty police officer was patrolling the parking lot of the office park when he saw the suspects standing near a Chevrolet Suburban parked next to several company cars. The trio attempted to get back in the Suburban and drive away, but the officer blocked in their vehicle, according to a police report.

While being questioned, one of the men said, "I didn't have anything to do with them stealing gas," the police report stated. The officer noticed a large red gas can sitting next to one of the Ultra Telecom cars with a long rubber hose connected to it.

Charged with criminal trespass and loitering and prowling were: Thomas Waymon Tucker, 34, of Doraville, Stanley Wayne Tedder, 34, of Eatonton, and Nicholas Shane Clayborn, unknown age and residence.

- From staff reports