Armed robber pistol-whips store clerk
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A masked man entered a Taylorsville business late Tuesday night brandishing a weapon and demanding money.

Shortly before 10:30 p.m. the suspect walked into Harris Five Forks Grocery on Lowery Road and produced a handgun. According to the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office report, the suspect told the clerk, “Give me the money. Do not call anyone or I will kill you.”

The clerk handed over cash but the gunman demanded more. According to the report, the suspect struck the clerk across the face with the weapon and pushed a female into a cigarette rack before leaving.

The clerk was transported to Cartersville Medical Center for treatment. The female was not injured.

Surveillance video showed a male, roughly 6 feet, 2 inches, wearing black tennis shoes with white soles, dark pants and jacket, a toboggan and tan mask, enter the store and brandish a pistol. He took an unknown amount of money before striking the clerk and pushing the woman. He left on foot.

Clothing suspected of belonging to the perpetrator was located in the area of Taylorsville-Macedonia Road.

Female prowler enters homes in Acworth

Several residences in Acworth were the target of a female burglar in the early hours of Wednesday.

According to the BCSO reports, the deputy met with a Lakeshore Circle resident who said a knock on the door woke her about 3 a.m. A white female with shoulder-length brown hair, slender build, in a striped shirt and jeans was at the door but walked around to the back door.

The homeowner said she told the suspect to leave or she would shoot. The suspect fled on foot.

Two hours later, the deputy was called to a second Lakeshore residence where the homeowner said she heard a noise and found a woman in a white shirt and white shorts in the living room going through the resident’s belongings. When the resident confronted the suspect, the suspect said, “I am sorry” before grabbing $180 worth of valuables and fleeing.

The deputy noted three other bags had been dumped out and items ransacked.

The suspect, who entered through an unlocked door, matched the description of the female in the first incident.

While searching the area for the suspect, the deputy observed an open door to an abandoned Lake View Drive residence.

After clearing the residence, the deputy found clothing matching the description of the suspect’s on the back porch. Both the shirt and pants were wet.

The owner’s daughter said she lives in the area and had left a bag of belongings inside the residence, but the bag was missing.

A neighbor told the deputy the suspect, who he recognized, came to his residence asking for a ride back to Third Army Road. The man said she was wearing the same clothing as described in the second incident.

A deputy attempted to locate the suspect at the Third Army Road address but was not successful.

Warrants on man arrested by CPD taken by White police

A man arrested Monday by Cartersville police at a High Moon Street arrest was sought by White police in connection with an April 19 incident.

According to White Police Chief, an officer attempted to stop a 2006 Mercury Mariner driven by Chancey Hankins about 9 p.m. when the vehicle fled. Warrants were taken for Hankins for kidnapping, driving on suspended license, reckless driving, false imprisonment and fleeing and attempting to elude police.

Cartersville police were called to a High Moon Street residence about 11 a.m. Sunday where they found Hankins lying on the couch. The officer discovered Hankins had additional warrants through Bartow County for theft by receiving stolen property, possession of meth with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and obstruction.

He was arrested and transported to the jail where he told jailers he swallowed 5 grams of meth before being arrested. He was transported to Cartersville Medical Center, where he received medical clearance, and taken back to jail.