Waffle House Robbery, Altered Money and Pickaxe-Wielding Burglar

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Police Seek Waffle House Robber - Buckhead Patch

Atlanta Police are asking for help identifying a man who robbed the Waffle House at 2264 Cheshire Bridge Road earlier this month.

The man entered the restaurant at 2:40 a.m. on Jan. 7, apparently speaking on a cell phone, according to an APD report.

The report says the robber showed a handgun to an employee on duty and demanded cash. 



Woman Tries to Pass Altered $5 Bill off As a $100 Bill - Woodstock Patch

The Woodstock Police Department needs the public to help them identify a woman who is wanted for forgery in the first degree.

According to the Woodstock Police Department, the woman on Saturday Dec. 22 allegedly tried to pass a washed $5 bill with the appearance of a $100 bill at Ulta Cosmetics.

Woodstock Patch has additional details and a photo of the suspect.


Burglar Uses Pickaxe to Break Into Condesa Coffee - East Atlanta Patch

Atlanta police are looking for a man who burglarized the Condesa Coffee shop sometime Wednesday night into Thursday morning — using a pickaxe.

The man, who was caught on video, took an undisclosed amount of cash from the popular coffee and wine shop located at the corner of Boulevard and Freedom Parkway.



 - Smyrna-Vinings Patch

Two Cobb County men were indicted by a federal grand jury for child pornography charges stemming from their ordering and receiving videos containing child pornography from a foreign company, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. One of the offenders was a school bus driver, and the other one was a college instructor.

Jerry Michael Lanier, 51, of Smyrna, is charged with one count of receiving child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography. Lanier was working as a music instructor at the University of West Georgia. 

Visit Smyrna-Vinings Patch for more on this story.


 - Sandy Springs Patch

Three people were found dead inside a home at 52 Brandon Ridge Drive near Brandon Mill and Abernathy Roads, just before 4 p.m., Wednesday.

Sandy Springs Police say it may be a murder-suicide. 

Sandy Springs Patch has more on this story.


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