A Lawrenceville-area woman decided action was needed after two armed men robbed her while she was in her car at a local Walmart. The robbers left on foot, so the woman followed them until they entered their getaway car. She then proceeded to ram her car into the vehicle. Fortunately, the men ran away from the damaged getaway car, which, by the way, was reported stolen, too.
In other strange crime news:
Foiled by poor planning: A suspected burglar, perhaps trying something seen in a jewel-thief movie, thought it was a good idea to enter a Johns Creek house using a glass cutter. The burglar cut a hole big enough to crawl through, but there was one problem. The window was double-paned. Only the outside pane was cut.
Finding trash at the dumpster: A Stone Mountain-area man taking out the trash at his apartment complex was . The man intended to use the money to pay his bills, including his rent, car note and utilities. The men from the trash bin stole it all.
Gun stolen at school: An ROTC officer at South Gwinnett High School in Snellville had a gun stolen from his car while it was parked on school property. The suspect was arrested later after he allegedly pointed the gun at a student while trying to steal the student’s cell phone.
Scam alert: You’ve probably heard this one. You had a long-lost uncle in Nigeria who has passed away and left you a boat-load of money. Of course, according to an email you should delete, it’ll cost $10K to get “your” money. In his crime blog on Sandy Spring Patch, Police Officer Larry Jacobs recently wrote that AARP has issued an alert concerning the . This one asks for $4,000. Jacobs says there are 30,000 fraudulent calls made each day from Jamaica to the U.S.