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Fayetteville police investigate bank robbery

Fayetteville police investigate bank robbery

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -- The Fayetteville Police Department is investigating a recent robbery at the RBC Bank on Becket Lane.

Investigators say the incident occurred around 10 a.m. on Friday, July 8, when three masked black men entered the bank.

One of the suspects fired a shot into the ceiling as he entered the bank. There were no customers in the bank at the time; the men tied up three of the four employees before taking money.

The suspects left the bank in a blue SUV-style car driven by a fourth person.

Nobody was injured in the robbery. Fayetteville police are working with the FBI to solve the case.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call the Fayetteville Police Department at 770-461-4441 or CrimeStoppers at 404-577-8477.

Help Peachtree City Police find this person

Help Peachtree City Police find this person

ATLANTA – Last week, Peachtree City Police responded to two separate reports involving wallet theft. One wallet is believed to have been stolen from Home Depot on Highway 54 and the other from Hibbett Sports in Kedron Village. After these thefts, the perpetrator tried to use a debit card from one of the wallets at the Target store in Kedron Village.

The Peachtree City Police Department is seeking information from anyone who may have seen the person pictured above or any suspicious activity at these locations.

If anyone has information that could assist the Police Department in this or other incidents, please contact the Peachtree City Police Department at 770-487-8866 or through dispatch at 770-461-4357.  Additionally, you can report information through the Peachtree City Police Department’s Crime and Narcotics Information Hotline at (770) 487-6010, where you may remain anonymous

Four arrested in Walmart robbery

Four arrested in Walmart robbery

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -- The Fayetteville Police Department has arrested four people for allegedly stealing a bank bag from a Walmart customer service area.

The incident happened on Thursday, June 9 at the Walmart on Pavilion Parkway.

According to police, two black men entered the store. One acted as a lookout while the other took the bag.

A Walmart manager witnessed the theft and followed the men into the parking lot, where he watched them get into a Chevrolet truck. The manager memorized the license number and was able to give it and a description of the car to the police.

Detectives from Fayetteville and Clayton County were able to track down the truck and stopped it at Georgia Highway 85 and Forest Parkway, just south of Hartsfield-Jackson Airport.

Two men in the truck -- Howard Lowe, 45, and Darrell Caldwell, 50 -- were identified as the men who took the bank bag.

PTC hosts forum to learn the warning signs

PTC hosts forum to learn the warning signs

PEACHTEE CITY, Ga. – Does your child have a Facebook or Twitter account? Come out and educate yourself and your family about gangs and protecting yourself on the internet. The Peachtree City Police Department, in conjunction, with the J.C. Booth Middle School will hold a community forum and educational outreach program on gangs and Internet safety.

The first part of the program will educate and assist the parents of middle school aged children with recognizing signs of gang activity, ways to identify potential gang involvement and how to quickly report problems.

The second portion of this forum will assist parents in recognizing inappropriate conduct, contact, and content that children are being exposed to on the Internet and ways to help protect them. 

The event will be held at J.C. Booth Middle School which is located at 250 Peachtree Parkway South. The event is free and all are welcomed.

Feds crack down on prescription drug trafficking

Feds crack down on prescription drug trafficking

ATLANTA -- A federal grand jury in Atlanta has charged a total of 13 defendants from two states with illegally trafficking in oxycodone and other prescription drugs.

The two cases arise out of intensified efforts to address Georgia's growing problem with prescription drug abuse.

"Prescription drug abuse is our nation's fastest-growing segment of illegal drug use, causing significantly more overdose deaths than cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin combined," said United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates.

In the first incident, 11 Georgia residents were charged with conspiring to forge oxycodone prescriptions and sell the illegally obtained tablets.

PTC Police Department to hold "Junior Police Academy"

PTC Police Department to hold "Junior Police Academy"

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. – Starting on June 6, the Peachtree City Police Department will be hosting its 3rd Junior Police Academy. The Junior Police Academy is similar to the Citizen’s Police Academy by providing a course designed to teach youth about the operations of the Peachtree City Police Department.

Students will participate in hands on training in many aspects of law enforcement, including a ride-along with a law enforcement officer. Students wanting to be in the program must be between the ages of 12 and 17.

The Junior Police Academy will be held June 6-10 at the Peachtree City Police Department Headquarters. The headquarters is located 350 S. Hwy 74 in Peachtree City, Georgia.

For more information contact Sgt. K. Crider at 770-632-4117 and kcrider@peachtree-city.org, or Lt. J. Jenkins at 770-487-8866 and jjenkins@peachtree-city.org.

Fayetteville robber strikes again, this time at local drug store

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. – The Fayetteville robber strikes again, this time at the Rite Aid store located on Highway 54.

According to the police report on Thursday, April 7, the suspect walked in the Rite Aid store at approximately 4:00 PM, bought a candy bar and proceeded to snatch an undisclosed amount of cash from the register when it opened.

The cashier fought back but stopped when he told her he was armed. The suspect then fled on foot into a wooded area beyond the parking lot.

The suspect is described as being a “white male between 35-40 years of age, 5’10”-6’0” with a slim build and unshaven face. The male was wearing blue jeans, a gray sweat shirt/pullover, a dark colored baseball cap and sports sunglasses.”

Police believe this suspect, also, robbed Jan’s Florist, earlier this week. Anyone with information about the robbery is being urged to contact the Fayetteville Police at (770) 461-4441.