Two workers fall through roof of home in Lilburn

•LILBURN - Two construction workers were injured Tuesday afternoon when a roof fell in from under them, firefighters said.

Gwinnett County Fire Department spokesman Lt. Thomas Rutledge said the two men working were on the roof of a home located at Rivermist and Windhurst drives in Lilburn when they fell inside the house from the roof peak to the second level.

Rutledge said the men were taken to Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville with injuries that weren't life threatening and were in stable condition. He said a third worker who was inside the house at the time of the collapse was not injured.

The men were part of a contracting crew who worked for Romero Roofing Service doing restoration work on the home.

The three men were the only workers at the house at the time of the collapse and no one else was injured.

Firefighters are unsure what caused the roof to collapse, but said the home was struck by lightning in March.

Man charged with stealing skill saw at Home Depot

•LAWRENCEVILLE - Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department deputies arrested a man accused of shoplifting Tuesday afternoon.

Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Stacey Bourbonnais said two deputies were on their lunch break when they were flagged down by a Home Depot loss-prevention officer.

Bourbonnais said the loss- prevention officer described the man who allegedly stole a skill saw and ran toward the McDonald's parking lot on West Pike Street in Lawrenceville.

After a brief chase, 39-year-old Aaron Bowman was arrested and charged with obstruction of a law enforcement officer and shoplifting.

Bourbonnais said Bowman is being held at the county jail on a $1,200 bond.

The saw was valued at $90.

Fire displaces three from home

•DACULA - Firefighters believe flames from a fireplace started a fire that damaged a home at 3069 Bold Springs Road in Dacula on Tuesday afternoon.

Fire officials said smoke was coming from the attic of a single-story house when they arrived.

Fire units from Walton County also responded due to the home's location.

Firefighters said the American Red Cross was contacted to assist three adults displaced by the fire.

- From wire reports