The following information was provided to the Reporter by the Sandy Springs Police Department from its records and is presumed to be accurate.

Robbery

300 block of Carpenter Drive, 30328 – A man reported that around 9:30 p.m. he was standing outside his apartment building when he was approached by three Hispanic men, one of whom pulled a knife and then took his wallet containing $200 cash. The men then got into a brown Ford Expedition.

5000 block of Roswell Road, 30342 – A man said just before 11:00 p.m. he got off a bus and was walking to his apartment when he was approached by two Hispanic males, one of whom pulled a knife and took his wallet containing four dollars. (Most likely related to Carpenter Drive.)

8000 block of Roswell Road, 30350 – A woman robbed the Wachovia Bank. Afterwards, she ran behind the bank where the money exploded and turned everyone red. She ran to the Publix, changed clothes, then ran over to Hope Road and Dunwoody Place where she tried to catch a bus at the bus stop. Didn’t work out for her. Chanel Gaskin, 22, is in Fulton County Jail charged with robbing the bank and another Wachovia in DeKalb County earlier this month. Look, if your getaway plan includes a bus stop, you probably need to go back to the drawing board.

Burglary

5600 block of New Northside Drive, 30328 – Someone entered an office building and apparently went through a number of office desks and drawer areas.

6000 block of Glenlake Parkway, 30328 – Someone entered the victim’s apartment (no forced entry) and took a purse and $25.

5000 block of Glenridge Drive, 30342 – This victim reported someone forced in his door and removed a plasma television, computer and jewelry. A possible suspect vehicle was a Budget rental truck, about 18 feet long that was parked in the parking deck. Two black males were seen carrying out moving boxes.

400 block of Mt. Vernon Highway, 30328 – Someone entered offices and took three laptops. Video shows a black male, wearing all black clothing, in the school just after midnight.

5000 block of Glenridge Drive, 30342 – Someone went into an unlocked and unattended conference room and took two laptops from the conference table.

200 block of Carpenter Drive, 30328 – An employee briefly walked away from her desk. When she returned, someone had taken her wallet from her purse that was placed under her desk. She confirmed that her credit cards were soon used. Office Creepers make a good living going from office to office looking for unattended purses. The first and favorite spot is under the employee’s desk. Try a locked file cabinet or some place beyond the public area and preferably somewhere you can lock it up.

Fraud, Forgery, I.D. Theft

A resident at Mason’s Creek said someone opened an account with AT&T, in her name, and then failed to pay on a bill over $300. She found this when she ran her credit report.

(You can get two free reports each year. If you haven’t run it in a while, you should check it.) Trans Union, Experian, and Equifax are the three main credit-reporting agencies.

1500 block of Morgan’s Landing Drive, 30350 – Someone used the victim’s personal information to open a credit card account with a retail store, and then charged around $900 on it.

GPS Tip from Lt. Rose

Don’t forget to stash your GPS units, remembering they are VERY popular with our crooked friends right now and as you read about the misfortunes of folks above, pay particular attention to the simple things that could be done to prevent them.

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