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September 18, 2012

Armed robbery reported

TIFTON — Local law enforcement agencies responded to several incidents over the weekend and early this week, including an armed robbery, several entering of automobiles and other incidents.

According to an incident report filed at the Tift County Sheriff’s Office, a man reported Sunday morning that two subjects armed with weapons took several items from him, including his vehicle, a 2000 green Nissan Xterra, while in the area of Enigma-Turner Church Road.

In another matter, Tifton police officers found several automobiles’ doors open in the following areas Sunday: Belmont Avenue, Tyson Avenue, Sixth Street, Davis Avenue, Elm Street and Eighth Street. Many of the owners reported that nothing appeared missing at the time and that the vehicles were left unsecured.

According to the reports, officers discovered that with most of the vehicles, someone went through the glove box and center console, leaving items scattered throughout the vehicles.

One man who lives in the 800 block of Belmont Avenue reported that $50 was stolen from his glove box. An officer reported that one vehicle, located in the 800 block of Tyson Avenue, was entered by someone pushing a vent window open. The radio was reported missing.

In other unrelated cases:

• A pregnant woman reported Monday that she was walking through Peterson Apartments on Timmons Drive when a male subject approached her and began grabbing her by the arms and neck area, calling her vulgar names. She told police that she was able to get away from the offender when a person approached them. The report states that the woman had no visible injuries and refused medical treatment at the scene.

• A man reported Sunday that his employee took company property at Lairsey’s Auto Services Center on Highway 41 South and converted it to his own use by selling it. The report states that Joe Nathan Brown, 56, 355 E. Washington St., was charged with theft by conversion and disorderly conduct.

• A woman who lives in the 1100 block of South College Avenue reported Sunday that someone entered her home through the window on the east side of her residence by removing the window unit. She told police that an upright freezer was stolen, as well as the window unit.

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John Gamble (right) is joined by John Reid at the Tiftarea YMCA Saturday.

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