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Police and fire reports

Vehicles' catalytic

converters stolen

•SNELLVILLE - Owners of two Snellville automotive dealerships said someone has been stealing part from their vehicles.

The owner of Eakaan Automotive said he discovered Monday the catalytic converters were missing from two vehicles on his lot at 3575 Stone Mountain Highway, according to a police report.

P and S Automotive owner said three vehicles on his lot at 3569 Stone Mountain Highway were also missing the part. Neither owner knows who could be responsible for the thefts.

The men said each part is worth about $300.

Men rob Metro PCS in Snellville

•SNELLVILLE - The Metro PCS was robbed by two men shortly before 4 p.m. Monday, a police report said.

An employee of the cell phone retailer at 4017 Annistown Road said two men, one armed with a gun, entered the store demanding money from the register.

The men took the employee's wallet and nearly $770 from the register.

Video surveillance of the incident was given to police for review.

Fire breaks out behind auto shop

•DULUTH - Firefighters are unsure what caused a fire behind the SOS Auto Body at 2732 Simpson Circle on Wednesday night.

The fire began outside the shop, burning three older model vehicles, discarded car parts and nearby brush, firefighters said.

Flames did not extend into the building and no one was injured.

An employee was at the business when the fire began about 10:49 p.m. but escaped.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Low-flying planes prompt phone call

•WINDER - John Murphy, operations manager at the Northeast Georgia Regional Airport, reported a threatening phone call to Barrow County Sheriff's Department deputies March 13. Murphy told deputies the caller complained about low-flying planes and made threats.

- From staff reports