Police Blotter: Woman In Short Shorts, Pal Break Into Dollar Store; Man Conned Out Of $800

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Police said a woman in short shorts and long black boots, along with a female accomplice, broke into the Dollar General on Mountain Creek Road.

Police found broken glass and an unlocked front door.

Video showed the two women breaking out the glass on the front door, then entering.

The woman in the short shorts also was wearing a black hoodie. The other woman had on a black shirt and blue pants.

The woman in the shorts carried off a rack of merchandise. Store officials were still trying to determine what she took, but they said it was not of significant value. 

The other woman tried unsuccessfully to break into the cigarette case.  

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Police also found a front glass broken out at Anthelio Healthcare Solutions on East Third Street.

Erlanger Security was called to help check it out.

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A woman on Sixth Avenue said her XBox 360, two XBox controllers and two Wiis were missing.

She suspects it is an inside job involving a relative.

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A young woman placed her cellphone on top of her car at Whole Foods on Manufacturers Road and drove off without remembering to grab it.

She later tried to track it using a GPS system and the signal pinpointed a piano and violin studio in Hixson, police said.

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A man told police he was at Sam's Club on Lee Highway when a dark-skinned black male who said he was from South Africa said he was looking for the CVS pharmacy. The man gave him a ride.

At the CVS, there was another black male who climbed into the car. They asked to be taken to another location.

While en route, they began to tell the man about a scheme to make a lot of money. The man "from South Africa" displayed a large wad of bills.

To get the money, it was necessary to invest $800 up front. The man drove to SunTrust Bank and withdrew $800.

He later dropped off the men, who took the $800 and went for the pot of cash he was to receive. They said they would be back in five minutes.

After 30 minutes had past and there was no sign of them or the quick fortune, the man called police.

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