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-- Police were called to a Southside Bank of America after a report of a robbery in progress. Witnesses on the scene provided an excellent description of the suspect and the getaway vehicle, and police located the vehicle soon after, and made a traffic stop without incident. In the truck, police discovered a BB gun, an undisclosed amount of money and other evidence. The truck being driven by the suspect had been reported stolen earlier that morning by a local dealership. The suspect had been arrested for robbing the same bank in 2001.

-- Several suspects robbed the Sunset Novelties located on Abercorn Street after midnight. The suspects brandished firearms and demanded money from the clerk behind the counter. The clerk complied and the suspects ran away on foot with the loot.

-- Police responded to a call regarding shots fired on the eastside during the early morning hours. When they arrived the officers found a black male severely injured from several gunshots wounds. The victim was transported to the hospital in critical condition. No suspects were apprehended. The victim died while at the hospital being treated for the injuries.

-- Police were given an anonymous tip about the location of a car stolen during a recent carjacking and responded to the scene. Officers tried to stop the vehicle once it had been located, and after a short chase, the stolen vehicle was crashed and the driver and passenger fled on foot. Police apprehended the driver, however two other suspects got away. A K-9 unit was called to conduct a further search. Police requested that local schools be locked down during the search, and after that was completed, schools resumed their normal operation.

-- There were nine separate incidents involving counterfeit travelers checks being passed to local businesses over the course of a single day. After police were notified they sent out a rapid notification alert to local businesses letting them know about the incidents. Not long afterward, employees at a store in the Oglethorpe Mall called police to say that two of the suspects were there. Police arrived, detained the suspects and confiscated fraudulent travelers checks, a firearm, money and merchandise purchased earlier in the day. They were charged with Fraudulent Attempt to Execute Check, a felony in the state of Georgia.

-- Police responded to calls about two separate robberies downtown that occurred within a short time of each other. After a brief search, they arrested Levon Smith and recovered both a firearm and the stolen merchandise. Smith was also a suspect in several other robberies that occurred earlier in the month. Smith had been released from prison in April after serving 13 years for armed robbery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

-- Police were called in regard to an injured person and arrived on the scene to find a 31 year old man with a severe head injury. The victim was transported to Memorial Hospital with life threatening injuries and died one week later. Investigators determined that a vehicle had been involved in the accident, but had fled the scene. They determined the driver of the vehicle was Dante Mcloud, who was arrested for Leaving the Scene of an Accident, a felony in Georgia.

 

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