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Police, Fire reports

Pawn shop robbed

•WINDER - Police reports state that $71.25 was taken from Title Exchange and Pawn, 255 N. Broad St., Thursday.

The reported robber used gravel from the rear driveway to break the windows, police reports state.

Winder police believe the perpetrator's image was recorded on the store's video monitor.

Man tries to rob beauty store

•WINDER - A man claiming to have a gun reportedly took a set of clippers from Sally Beauty Supply at 17 Monroe Highway on Thursday.

The man told the clerk he had a gun in his waistband, police reports said. When the clerk began yelling for someone to call the police, the man told the clerk he was only kidding, police reports said. He ran out with the clippers and escaped with another man in a blue truck, according to police reports.

Winder police believe they have identified both men.

Restaurant owner assaulted

•NORCROSS - A Norcross restaurant owner said she was attacked by a customer Tuesday night.

According to a police report, a man entertaining seven to eight people at the Hey Seafood Bar ordered $470 worth of drinks and allegedly refused to pay. When the owner refused to let him leave without paying, she said the man grabbed her neck, slapped her face and twisted one of her fingers.

Responding officers reported they noticed scratches on the woman's left arm and swelling of one of her fingers.

Police obtained arrest warrants for Bobby Harold Shawl, 55, of Norcross, who police believe is responsible for the dispute.

The warrants for Shawl's arrest are for theft of services and battery.

Fire starts on Snellville deck

•SNELLVILLE - A Snellville home on Westridge Drive was heavily damaged Friday morning after a fire began on the back deck and spread to the home.

The fire spread quickly to the interior of the home as the residents tried to put it out with a garden hose.

One resident reported smelling smoke and hearing the smoke detector sounding, and that is when she discovered the deck on fire and tried to put it out.

Although the cause is undetermined, authorities said the fire appears to be accidental.

Two adults living in the home and a housekeeper were home at the time of the fire and escaped unharmed.

The American Red Cross was notified to provide assistance to the man and his caregiver who were displaced from the home. No injuries were reported.

- From staff reports