Man allegedly robbed at gunpoint

Published 9:47 pm Friday, August 4, 2017

A man was allegedly robbed at gunpoint at Boulevard Street on Thursday night.

The man told police he was walking northbound on Boulevard toward 505 Vernon Street to buy some medicine for his upset stomach when two unknown black males in their late teens or early twenties approached him at the intersection of Boulevard and Pine Street.

The man said both males pulled out handguns, one pointed a gun at his head and one pointed a gun at his chest, then demanded his wallet and money.

The man said he first tried to deny having anything of value on him. The man said the male holding a gun to his head cocked his weapon three times, and they repeated their demands.

The man told police he gave them his phone and $100 he had on him. The man said the two males then fled on foot westbound on Pine Street and turned southbound on Park Ave.

Gun allegedly stolen from vehicle

A man’s Glock 19, 9mm pistol was stolen from the glove compartment of his 2007 Ford Mustang between 6 p.m. on July 23 and 6:44 p.m. on Aug. 3. The gun was reported stolen Wednesday on the 100 block of East Haralson Street.

The man valued the pistol at $300 and said that the last time he saw the gun was on July 23 around 6 p.m. in the glove compartment.

He said did not know when or where the gun may have been stolen.

He stated that he always leaves the gun in the vehicle, and did not always lock the vehicle doors.

The man said that he works in Fairburn and visits his girlfriend in Newnan and that it is possible that the gun was stolen at one of these locations. There was no sign of forced entry to the vehicle.

Man steals eight boxes of whitening strips

A man allegedly stole eight boxes of Crest 3D White Whitening Stripes from the CVS on Morgan Street around 9:26 p.m. on Thursday night.

The manager on duty said that an unknown black male had stolen one box of Crest 3D White Luxe Whitening Strips 21 count, valued at $75.99, four boxes of Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitening Strips 20 count, valued at $61.99 each, one box of Crest 3D Vivid White Whitening Strips 10 count valued at $34.29, one box of Crest 3D White 1-Hour Whitening Stripsfour4 count, valued at $51.99, and one box of Crest 3D White Luxe Glamorous White Whitening Strips 14 count, valued at $45.99. The total value was $456.22.

The manager told police the male had entered though the front door, picked up a shopping basket, filled it with the whitening strips and exited through an unsecured rear service door.

20-year-old arrested for allegedly stealing from Walmart

A man allegedly tried to steal items from the Walmart on New Franklin Road around 4:45 a.m. on Friday.

The man, 20, was asked by police why he was shoplifting when he had $30 in his back pocket. The man told police he was recently kicked out by his mother and needed stuff to make some money.

The manager of Walmart said he observed him taking items off the shelves and concealing them in his clothing around 4:45 a.m. At this time, the manager told another employee to call 911 and went to confront the man.

According to the police report, he cooperated with the manager and began emptying his pockets when officers arrived. During the course of the investigation, the man allegedly lied to authorities about certain details.

When police asked for his cell phone number, he stated he did not have one. When they asked about the phone they found on him, he said it was his but it was not in service. While at the jail, the Walmart manager called police to tell them the phone was stolen and he found the box it was taken out of. The man said he stole it as well and never claimed it was his during the interview.

The items the man allegedly shoplifted include a LG Fiesta cell phone valued at $99; a toy BB gun valued at $39.66; a bag of beef jerky valued at $7.98; a sandwich from the deli valued at $3.98; two cans of Budweiser,valued at $2.12 each; and 15 packs of Optimo cigars valued at $0.99 each. The total amount of items stolen totaled $174.34.

All information in this report is gathered from official law enforcement and public safety reports and releases.  Reach the LaGrange Daily News at 706-884-7311.