Woman robbed in front of home

•NORCROSS - A woman was robbed Saturday as she was getting her two children out of her car in front of her Norcross home on Hampton Ridge Road.

An unknown man and woman came up behind the woman, grabbed her neck and demanded her purse, according to a police report.

The man, armed with a black handgun, took her purse, and both fled the area.

The woman believed her attackers were both black and dressed in dark clothing.

The victim and her children were not harmed.

Robber says divorce made him do it

•DULUTH - A man robbed a Duluth Hollywood Video on Saturday morning as a store clerk attempted to check the outside return box.

According to a police report, a white man wearing a black hoodie and a mask approached the clerk outside the store demanding she give him money from the store's safe while he threatened her with a gun.

The man told the clerk his wife had just left him and that is why he was robbing the store.

The man fled with approximately $600 from the store safe and $50 to $100 from the register. Video surveillance was given to police.

Man steals woman's purse with $20K

•DULUTH - Police believe a man slashed a woman's tire in order to steal her purse Saturday afternoon.

According to a police report, a Marietta woman was approached by a Hispanic man telling her she had a flat tire and he would repair it for her for $10.

The woman pulled into the parking lot at the China Delight restaurant at 1160 Old Peachtree Road to let the man fix her tire, but he grabbed her purse from the passenger's seat when she got out of the car.

The man fled in a black van or SUV driven by a Hispanic woman.

The victim, who had just cashed two large checks for her business, had $20,000 in the stolen purse.

Aluminum wire stolen from AC units

•WINDER - Two businesses on East Midland Avenue reported aluminum coil taken from their air conditioners Tuesday.

The owner of Kristie's Gifts and More at 125 E. Midland Ave. reported finding the air compressor of the businesses' air conditioning unit torn open and the aluminum coil removed. The responding police officer inspected an unoccupied business behind Kristie's and found the aluminum coil from their air compressor had also been removed.

- From staff reports