The following information was provided by the Sandy Springs Police Department from its records and is presumed to be accurate.
4500 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On May 1, a man said that shortly before 2 a.m. he was standing outside of his apartment complex, next to his car. A brown Ford Explorer with two men drove up. The passenger asked the man for a cigarette. The victim replied that he did not have one. The man then pulled a gun and robbed the victim of $150 cash and his cell phone. The victim said the driver and passenger were around 25 years of age.
6000 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On May 1, a man said that around 12:42 p.m. he was withdrawing money from the ATM at a bank location when a man approached him from behind his car and pulled a knife. The man demanded the victim’s wallet and then his PIN number. The man then ordered the victim out of his car and drove away in it. The suspect had a noticeable ‘dark spot’ on the white of one of his eyes. The victim said he lost his wallet, credit cards, about $100 cash. His car is a 2002 Nissan Altima with a red spoiler on the back. The car had a “Woodward Academy” football sticker on the left side of the rear window.
TIP: The middle of the day on a Sunday is like the middle of the night when you’re at an ATM. Look around, look around again, and then maybe one more time. If you legally carry a weapon in the car, this is a good time to place it in your lap, leave the car in gear, and then look one more time. Normally, a crook sneaks up from behind, so check the mirrors a couple of times. If someone approaches, hit the gas. Don’t worry about the card if it’s in the slot. Put some distance between you and the crook. At night I do the drive-around one time just to take a peek in the bushes and behind those pillars.
8300 block of Roswell Road 30350 – Officers responded to an alarm at a gas station on May 1 and found that someone had smashed the glass front with a large rock.
8000 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On May 1, someone entered an apartment through a window. One computer is missing.
5900 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30342 – On May 2, someone entered the business without force and went through the office desk drawers. According to the report, one of the employees reported his data card was stolen.
5900 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30342 – On May 2, someone broke into an office and took two guns from an office desk. There were no signs of forced entry.
20 block of Cedar Run 30350 – On May 2, the victim said someone entered his apartment through his bedroom window and took a 32-inch TV and an X-Box 360 video game system.
500 block of Timber Valley Road 30342 – The victim left her home on May 5 and upon her return found a kitchen window open. She saw that a desktop and a laptop computer had been taken. The victim’s husband later reported a leaf blower had also been taken.
1600 block of The Valley (7100 Roswell Road) 30328 – On May 5, the victim said that someone got into her apartment and took two pairs of True Religion Jeans valued at $200, and various art supplies, valued at about $600.
4500 block of Dalmer Road 30328 –The victim said someone entered the home on May 5. An officer found a back window, leading to the bedroom, broken and open. Several pieces of jewelry had been taken. The victim said that they did have workers in the home over the past month. The victim said she did ask one of the workers to retrieve something from the dresser drawers, which is from where the jewelry was later taken.
TIP: There are times when we give total strangers access to the house for work reasons. If you’re having any outside work done, limit access to the garage, basement and any storage areas on the property. Yard tools are often stolen by people who see an open garage and the tool inside. For inside work, move any valuables from traditional areas where you would keep jewelry or guns or financial transaction records. Put them in a room or safe inside a locked area.
5300 block of Roswell Road 30342 – Around 3:30 a.m. on May 6, officers responded to an alarm and found that a window had been forced open. The officers were approached by a man who said he saw a man who appeared to be carrying a laptop from the location. (At 3 a.m., that is odd.) The witness said he saw the man walk around the back of the building and then walk back with the computer in his hand. Later, the victim confirmed that a Toshiba 17” laptop had been taken. During this time, another alarm went off nearby. Officers responded and although they didn’t find a suspect, they found a car. Inside the car was the laptop stolen earlier. The car was impounded for evidence.
1100 block of Hammond Drive 30328 – On May 2, an employee of a gym reported that someone took four sets of dumbbells from the club. The video shows a man taking the dumbbells from the workout area to the locker room and then leaving the locker room with a bag. 250 lbs.
5700 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30342 – On May 3, someone stole several items from an office during the weekend prior to the report.
8300 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On May 3, a man stole a carton of Newport 100s and then ran out of a gas station without paying.
300 block of Mt. Vernon Highway 30328 –An employee said someone entered the office area and took her wallet from her purse on May 3. The wallet contained credit cards, personal info, and $60 cash. A credit card was later used on MLK Blvd. in Atlanta sometime around 2 p.m. Just under $300 was charged on the card.
900 block of Hammond Drive 30328 – On May 4, a woman reported that someone entered her office, while she was at lunch, and took her wallet from her purse. Missing are 10 credit cards, a driver’s license and $90. The stolen items were kept in a closed, not locked, file drawer.
7500 block of Winters Chapel Road 30350 – On May 4, two outgoing checks were taken from the mailbox of the victim.
7800 block of Holcomb Bridge Road 30350 – On May 5, a store employee said a man came in and took four “Four locos” drinks, valued at $12, and ran out.
Colquitt Road — A man reported his ATV was stolen from the trailer it was mounted on. This happened sometime during the daytime hours of May 4.
A man reported that someone accessed his credit card number and used it several times in Fredericksburg, Va. The card was used for $89 at a gas station, $31 at an International House Of Pancakes, $92 at another gas station, and $99 at a CVS. The card itself was not taken.
A 32-year-old woman reported that she gave a check for $100,000 to a guy named Sean to invest for her. She produced a signed agreement that Sean would invest the money. Since that time, he has done nothing for her and will not return calls or text messages. She said she met Sean at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. The case was turned over to Dunwoody Police since the victim turned the money over at a location in Dunwoody.
A woman reported that someone used her Saks Fifth Avenue card number in South Carolina for over $7,000 at a Walmart store.
A man reported that he agreed to sell two iPods to someone he met on craigslist.com. The report said the man gave him $1,800 for the two. Afterwards, the victim realized the money was counterfeit.
Theft from Vehicles
Articles were stolen from vehicles on the following dates:
7 Concourse Pkwy 30328, May 1.
1000 block of Crestline Pkwy 30342, May 1.
200 block of Johnson Ferry Road 30328, May 2.
6500 block of Roswell Road 30328, May 2.
500 block of Roswell Road 30342, May 2.
4700 block of Lake Forrest 30328, May 3.
5300 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30342, May 3.
6900 block of Roswell Road 30328, May 3.
6900 block of Roswell Road 30328, May 4.
6900 block of Roswell Road 30328, May 5.
1100 block of Spring Creek Lane 30350. May 5.
The victim reported that around 10:30 p.m. he was in his apartment when he heard someone whistle. Thinking they wanted him to come outside, he walked outside at which time someone in a car, possibly a Pontiac 4-door with a sun roof, fired several shots the victim. He was struck once in the leg. He was taken to North Fulton Hospital and is recovering.
7800 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On May 5, an officer responded to an assault call. He met two parties who were arguing over parking spaces. The person, who is the suspect, was turning into a parking space. The person who is listed as the victim was standing in the parking space and told the suspect she was waiting for her boyfriend to park and so she was “reserving” the space. The suspect didn’t like this, so he continued to pull forward and made contact with the victim’s leg, but did not cause injury. The suspect then made an obscene gesture. He said he didn’t hit the victim, but the victim used racial slurs towards him.
A woman in the 8000 block of Dunwoody Place said she got into an argument with a co-worker and the co-worker called her an evil name and then put her purse down and pulled her earrings off, as if getting ready to fight. The co-worker was restrained. No fight occurred.
A woman was arrested in the parking lot of the Hammond Square Shopping center after someone called the police to report a woman had passed out in a car. The cops found the woman passed out and a Yorkie dog in her lap. Also in her lap was a syringe and a small plastic bag of methamphetamine. She was arrested and the dog was turned over to her parents.