Provided by Atlanta Police Officer L. Illery and Sandy Springs Police Capt. Steve Rose
o FERRET THIEVES: At the Petco store at 5938 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs June 11, the store manager reported three ferrets were stolen from their cages just before 4 p.m. by three males who forced the locked cage door open. The men were described as black males, two of whom wearing black shirts and baseball caps. The third was wearing a tank top.
o CON GAME: At a residence at the 1000 block of Brentwood Way in Sandy Springs June 9, a 27-year-old woman said she was contacted June 2 by someone who identified himself as Shawn Grant and who informed the victim she received a grant for several thousand dollars. She was told to go to the local CVS/pharmacy store and obtain three PayPal cards totaling $863 and call back on a specific phone. She did so and received a “grant number,” which was fake. She was told to contact a Jenny Wilson at another number, which no one answered.
o SHADY BUSINESS: At 1155 Mount Vernon Hwy. in Sandy Springs June 7, a woman reported she accidentally left her Discover card on the counter at the Office Depot. When she went back to inquire about the card, she spoke with a female employee, who told her she was cancelling the card. The employee then broadcast that information to other employees in the store which, to the victim, seemed odd and almost like a tip-off. The card was in fact later used later that night at a MARTA station for $44.
o BUSTED: At the Target at 5610 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs June 7, store security staff watched as four persons parked their cars just outside the doors of the store. The suspects entered the store and started filling up store shopping carts quickly and without regard to the prices. The staff said they knew there was a good chance the suspects were going to load the baskets before rushing the front door, loading the cars with the loot and make a quick getaway. They called police, who were waiting outside when the suspects did indeed head for their cars with over $700 in merchandise. The four were arrested for felony shoplifting.
o STRANGE TASTE: At a drug store at 2893 Peachtree Road in Buckhead June 1, a cashier observed the suspect putting two electrical toothbrushes and fish oil pills in a purple bag. When the cashier attempted to stop the man at the door, he produced a knife and fled the scene. The suspect was later arrested at the corner of Peachtree and Pharr roads.
o BAT GIRL: At the 1500 block of West Sussex Road in Morningside June 2, a female suspect was taken into custody after striking a male victim with a bat several times, causing injury. The suspect was taken into custody at the scene and transported to jail.
The names and charges above are from area arrest warrants and crime reports. A warrant is merely an accusation of a crime and accused people are innocent until proven guilty.