Police Blotter: Clerk Watches Robber Carry Out Cash Drawer

Sunday, November 23, 2008

A female clerk watched from around a corner as a robber with a black nylon stocking over his face carried out the cash register at the Kangaroo convenience store on Hixson Pike.

The clerk said she was gone 2-3 minutes to the restroom. She came out to see a man standing just inside the door. He had on the stocking as well as black gloves and a gray hooded sweatshirt with the hood up.

She peeked around a corner as he went behind the counter and got the cash drawer. She said employees are taught not to confront robbers.

The robber was described as six feet tall and from 170-190 pounds. She could not tell his race.

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On Hanover Street in North Chattanooga, a Federal Express deliveryman reported seeing two black males running with one of them carrying a gun.

A woman in the neighborhood said she saw the same thing, and she believes they came from 410 Hixson Pike.

Chris Daughtery of that address said two black males knocked on the back door and he saw that one had a gun. He said he went to his bedroom to retrieve a baseball bat.

When he returned to the door, he said the pair started running away. He said his brother chased them several blocks until the one with the gun pulled it on him.

Neither Daughtery nor his brother called police, it was noted.

The Federal Express employee, James Jones, said the two who were running appeared to be 15-18 years old. He said one was wearing all blue with a blue hat that was turned sideways. The other was wearing all black with a black cap.

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A Cameron Lane man said he returned home to find the front door was open. He found that a glass jar of coins had been taken as well as two laptop computers.

All of the missing items belonged to his roommate, Enoch Sutherland.

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At a fraternity house at 927 Vine St., president Evan Houser said two members had come over to fight other members.

He said Justin Towne and Justin Newport were told to leave. He said they returned about 20 minutes later and threw two bricks through two windows, causing $500 in damage.

Warrants were taken out against them for vandalism.

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John Mayes of Shannon Avenue found his front door open and noticed that a bedroom window had been broken by a rock thrown through the window.

His bedroom was ransacked, and the .38 Smith and Wesson handgun he kept on his nightstand was gone.

A second bedroom was also ransacked.

A witness heard a crash and saw two black males 16-18 and about 5'8". One wore a white hoodie and the other a blue and white hoodie.

They came out of the residence and turned toward Gillespie Road. The witness heard a car door slam, then saw an older-model beige vehicle drive off.

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A break-in was discovered at Satellite Page on Highway 58.

Gary Cooper said the front door glass was broken out by using a large rock. The thief apparently crawled in to avoid setting off the burglar alarm.

Several phones and possibly some accessories were taken.

Several blood droppings were left behind by the thief.

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Tanisha Jackson of Hardy Street said she saw Twanna Jennings and Tanisha Jennings run from the back of Eric McClendon's car. She said she then found the tires had been flattened on her boyfriend's car.

She claimed it was done so she could not make it to court to testify in a case.

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Police found a damaged 42" flat screen TV in the parking lot of Bestway Rent To Own on Rossville Boulevard.

The front glass of the store had been knocked out, causing $600 in damage.

The thief got away with another TV.

Terry Byrd said it is the third time in the past month the store has been hit.

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Tonya Armour of North Chamberlain Ave. said she recently purchased an older Chevrolet Caprice from a Cleveland man for $600.

She said she was inside when she heard the vehicle start up.

She looked out to see a black male wearing a red hoodie driving off.

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William Reynolds Jr. of Forest Lane said his wife, Diane, had not been home for three days. He said they were in a vehicle when he accused her of cheating on him and said he was going to beat up the other man.

He said his wife started to drive off, telling him, "I will kill you myself, --- ---."

She said she then fired a shot at him with a small-caliber gun. He said she got off a second shot before leaving in a blue Jeep.

A domestic aggravated assault warrant was taken against Mrs. Reynolds.

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Security officers at the Walmart on Gunbarrel Road said John Singleton tried to leave with eight packages of steaks worth $119.84, two chuck roasts worth $21.96 and a case of beer worth $12.38.

Singleton is now facing a charge of theft under $500 and is banned from Walmart.


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