Police seek the public’s assistance in identifying a man accused of attempted robbery. A man entered the Walgreen’s located in the 5700 Block of Ogeechee Road and presented the clerk with a note demanding money. The clerk did not comply, so he left.
Earlier in the day the same man had attempted to pass a note and rob the Veri Berri Yogurt shop in the Berwick shopping center. He was unsuccessful there as well.
Police would like the public’s assistance in identifying this would–be robber. He is described as a white male, 6’0”, 210 lbs, wearing a white shirt, white baseball cap with a design on it, khaki shorts, and flip flops.
• Two people were arrested after detectives closed the case of the underwear bandit.
Officers responded to America’s Best Value Inn on Canebrake Road in reference to a burglary. The victim told police he worked an overnight shift and when he returned to his room he discovered several items missing from his room, including cash, a computer, medication, cigarettes, personal clothing and hygiene products.
It was discovered the incorrect room key had been given to some guests that checked in the night before. April Joyce Carter, 37, was contacted about the incident and asked to return to the hotel. She did, and brought several of the items that had been stolen the previous night. Carter was arrested for theft by receiving stolen property, and transported to Chatham County Detention Center.
The cash, along with several of the clothing items were still missing. SCMPD Forensics were able to match up evidence left on two remaining packs of cigarettes in the carton the thief left behind.
William Franklin Morton, 39, was brought in for questioning, during the interview he admitted to taking some of the items and admitted he was wearing some of the stolen underwear at that very time. He was arrested for theft by receiving stolen property, and transported to Chatham County Detention Center.
• Police capped a four-week investigation on Montgomery Street and West 35th Street, seizing guns, drugs, gaming items and pirated recordings.
At least seven people were being detained after the raid on Montgomery Beverages, Dirty South Car Wash and Dirty South Records.
Undercover officers made purchases of drugs at some of the businesses and focused on at least two men believed to have been leaders of the operations. Both were among those being detained Friday afternoon.
The investigation was launched after members of the public called police and even the city manager’s office to report the illegal activities.
Capt. DeVonn Adams, whose Central Precint officers initiated the investigation, said the three businesses have been shut down for the time being as the investigation into the activities continues.
He said police will look at the license holders and any involvement they might have had to determine if they will attempt to have the licenses revoked.