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Burglar enters grocery store through hole in wall

Burglar enters grocery store through hole in wall

ATLANTA -- A burglary suspect accessed a northwest Atlanta grocery store by making a hole in the wall.

Police were called to Albert's Grocery on Joseph E. Boone Boulevard at around 12:45 a.m. Wednesday.

Atlanta police said someone entered the adjoining building, which is abandoned, and cut a hole in the wall to access the grocery store.

The suspect apparently stole cigarettes before running.

No arrests have been made.

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Woman shot to death in pickup truck

Woman shot to death in pickup truck

ATLANTA -- A woman was fatally shot in the front seat of a pickup truck in West Midtown Atlanta Tuesday night.

The shooting happened at around 11 p.m.

Atlanta Police Sgt. Ricardo Vasquez said the victim was one of three people inside the truck.

The woman was hit in the chest, according to Vasquez. The truck driver pulled into a Chevron/Circle K gas station on Northside Drive near North Avenue and called for help.

The victim was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where she later died. Her name was not released.

Police have not identified the suspect or a motive. Initial reports indicated the truck stopped to pick up a hitchhiker; Atlanta Police Sgt. Greg Lyon later said no hitchhiker was involved. He also said police do not believe the shooting was a random act of violence.

Gunman robs Atlanta Circle K

Gunman robs Atlanta Circle K

ATLANTA -- A lone gunman is accused of robbing a northwest Atlanta gas station and convenience store Tuesday morning.

Atlanta police said the robbery happened at around 3 a.m. at the Circle K on Chattahoochee Avenue near Huber Street.

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Investigators said the suspect entered the store, pointed a gun at two employees and demanded cash from the register and safe. He ran after receiving about $500.

A customer entered the store during the robbery. The suspect pointed his gun at that person, but did not rob the customer.

No one was hurt in the robbery. The suspect is still at large.

Suspect arrested after police chase in Cobb

Suspect arrested after police chase in Cobb

MABLETON, Ga. -- A brief police chase in Cobb County Tuesday morning ended with one arrest.

The chase happened at around 3 a.m. on Mableton Parkway in Mableton.

Dispatchers said the suspect drove through a DUI checkpoint at Six Flags Drive and Lee Industrial Boulevard, then started the chase when officers began following him.

The man was eventually stopped and arrested outside a RaceTrac on Marietta Boulevard in northwest Atlanta. Cobb County Police said the car he was driving was reported stolen.

The suspect was taken into custody and is being checked to see if he will be charged with DUI. His name was not released.

Police believe speeds in the chase did not exceed 50 mph.

Resident robbed at complex with broken gates, lights

Resident robbed at complex with broken gates, lights

ATLANTA -- Throughout metro Atlanta, people move into gated apartment communities to ensure security.

But when that security breaks down, it can be an open ticket for crime, even armed robbery.

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It's a broken gate at The Peaks at West Atlanta -- an open invitation in a gated community for someone to come in and break in, and that's exactly what happened.

Jamae Black was about go into her second floor apartment.

"I was coming up my stairs going to my apartment and basically he (an intruder) held me at gunpoint. He forced me into my house and held a gun to my back. He robbed me, took my money, jewelry, everything," Black said.

"I was scared to death. The breezeway is so dark. I was just begging that he didn't kill me," she added.

Consultant pleads guilty in APS kickback scheme

Consultant pleads guilty in APS kickback scheme

ATLANTA -- A Kennesaw man has pleaded guilty to being part of a kickback scheme involving Atlanta Public Schools.

Mahendra Patel admitted in federal court that he conspired with APS chief information officer Jerome Oberlton to benefit from a certain firm receiving a $780,000 computer project from the school district.

"Patel subverted the fairness of the contracting process for his own benefit and ultimately undermined the trust taxpayers place in APS to provide high-quality educational services," U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said in a statement.

Oberlton pleaded not guilty in federal court in June. His trial date has not yet been set.

Burglars hit Atlanta beauty school

Burglars hit Atlanta beauty school

ATLANTA -- Two women and a man are accused of burglarizing a west Atlanta beauty school.

The suspects hit Paul Mitchell The School Atlanta at the King Plow Arts Center at around 3 a.m. Thursday.

Atlanta Police said the burglars took a television and other merchandise from the school before running.

Investigators have not yet identified the suspects or made any arrests.