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Police/fire reports

Trio robs men of money

NORCROSS - Police said two men on their way home from a Norcross Kroger were robbed of their wallets Wednesday.

The men were walking on South Norcross-Tucker Road near Oakwood Circle when they were ambushed by three black males, according to a police report. One man put a chokehold on a 20-year-old victim and said, "Show me the money," the report said. The victims, who spoke little English, surrendered their wallets to the suspects, the report said.

The perpetrators were last seen heading toward Singleton Road on foot. The victims said all three men wore black

T-shirts. One man had dreadlocks, the report said.

The lone armed suspect, who carried a black handgun, was 5 feet, 6 inches tall, while the other two were about 5 feet 10 inches tall, the report said.

Patron charged with disorderly conduct

DULUTH - Police arrested a Gwinnett Arena patron recently after he made vulgar gestures and cursed at police, according to a police report.

The 21-year-old Canton resident was escorted out of the venue because he appeared intoxicated May 2, the report said. Police asked the man to leave three times, and he made an offensive hand gesture and shouted vulgarities at police, the report said.

He was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct and taken to jail.

Fire damages Norcross house

NORCROSS - A fire caused major damage Monday morning to a home on Brockdell Court, displacing two Norcross men, officials said.

Neighbors reported the fire about 2:13 a.m., and firefighters had it under control 33 minutes later, said Gwinnett County Fire Department spokesman Capt. Thomas Rutledge.

One occupant, an adult male, was home at the time of the fire and was already outside when the Fire Department arrived. He was not injured, Rutledge said.

"The fire caused significant damage to the structure," Rutledge said.

No injuries were reported. The cause is under investigation.