Around the Region: Gun-Wielding Clown Robber, High School Brawl and ATM Theft Attempt

A look at top Patch stories from around Georgia.

Police Seeking Public’s Help in Apprehending ‘Clown’ Robber – Cascade Patch

The Atlanta Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying the person seen on surveillance video robbing a business in Southwest Atlanta.

The suspect is believed to be responsible for a number of robberies in the area. The assailant carries a gun, and has used it to fire warning shots in at least two instances. 

Visit Cascade Patch for more on this story.


School Brawl Leaves One Injured, Four Suspended – Tucker Patch

Four students have been suspended from Tucker High School after a fight last week that injured an employee who tried to intervene.

The brawl started after school last Wednesday behind the main building, according to WSB-TV. School security officer Jarvis Brown and other members of staff attempted to break up the ruckus, resulting in broken bones in Brown's right ankle that required surgery in hospital.

“A police officer got hit. The police officer who works at the school, he got hit a couple of times. He was taken away in a stretcher,” student Adia Reid said.

Read more on Tucker Patch.


Burglar Attempts to Steal ATM With Van, Cable – Norcross Patch

Gwinnett County Police believe a suspect or suspects attempted to steal the ATM inside a CVS pharmacy in the Norcross area by dragging it out with a cable attached to a van.

The store's front windows were broken, and police believe they were smashed with a hammer found near the glass. The Chase bank ATM was behind the glass in the store, but the ATM sign donning the bank name was not attached.

The sign was located nearby with a steel cable wrapped around it, the report indicated. The other end of the cable was attached to an unoccupied, but running, van that was parked at the store's back entrance.

For more on this story, visit Norcross Patch.


MARTA Installs Security Cameras on Buses – Buckhead Patch

Security cameras were installed on seven MARTA buses this week as part of the agency's effort to prevent crime on public transportation.

The MARTA board of directors approved the $17 million project in 2011 and all buses are expected to have cameras installed by June 2013.

The installations this week are part of a pilot program to test out the technology.

Each bus will have 11 cameras — three outside and eight inside.

Buckhead Patch has additional details.


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