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Suspect arrested in Peachtree Corners bank robbery

Suspect arrested in Peachtree Corners bank robbery

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Police say a tip led them to a man they suspect robbed a bank in Peachtree Corners.

Police say the man walked into the Piedmont Bank just before noon on March 30. He handed the teller a note and demanded cash.

The suspect fled after getting an undisclosed amount of money.

Thanks to a tip, detectives were able to identify the suspect as 56-year-old Gary Early. Investigators found Early at a hotel. After executing a search warrant, police said they found clothing worn during the robbery, $200 in cash and journal stationary that allegedly matched the note handed to the teller.

Early was booked into the Gwinnett County Detention Center and charged with robbery by intimidation.

Car break-in suspect plagues Gwinnett neighborhoods

Car break-in suspect plagues Gwinnett neighborhoods

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Gwinnett County Police believe one man is responsible for at least 15 car break-ins in two neighborhoods.

The crimes began in early January. They happened in the Kentshire subdivision off Arnold Road near Lawrenceville, and the Planters Walk subdivision, which backs up to Kentshire.

Gwinnett County Police Cpl. Michele Pihera said in each case, the suspect entered an unlocked car or smashed a locked car's window. He took mostly wallets, clothing and power tools.

Surveillance cameras on one victim's home caught images of a man breaking into a truck and stealing items from its bed. He is described as a black or Hispanic man with short hair.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta at 404-577-TIPS. Tipsters may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.

Man shoots wife, kills self in Gwinnett

Man shoots wife, kills self in Gwinnett

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- A man shot his wife and then turned the gun on himself inside their Gwinnett County house Sunday night.

It happened at around 10:30 p.m. at a home on LeGrand Circle in the Villages at Huntcrest community.

Gwinnett County Police Officer Jeffery Richter said a woman called 911 to report the shooting. Responding officers found 66-year-old Richard Drummond dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The man's wife, 61-year-old Janie Drummond, was also shot at least once. She was treated on the scene and then transported to Gwinnett Medical Center.

Gwinnett County Police Cpl. Jake Smith said Richard Drummond's death was ruled a suicide. Investigators determined he shot his wife before killing himself.

Health care worker charged with fraud, ID theft

Health care worker charged with fraud, ID theft

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. -- A nurse practitioner has been indicted on accusations of stealing her patients' identities and billing insurance providers for services not provided.

Daphne Maria Patterson, 44, was arraigned before a U.S. Magistrate judge after being investigated by the FBI and the Georgia Department of Insurance.

Patterson owned Healthier U 4 Ever Complete Wellness Center in Stone Mountain. According to the indictment, she once worked for another health care clinic in Lawrenceville, where she stole patients' personal information to file false claims with United Insurance Company for allergy tests and other procedures.

Prosecutors said Patterson also stole personal information from her patients' family members to further bill United for nonexistent services. She reportedly continued the scheme after opening her own clinic, and took more than $1 million from insurance companies.

2 found dead inside Gwinnett apartment

2 found dead inside Gwinnett apartment

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Two men were killed in an apparent shooting inside a Gwinnett County apartment Monday morning.

The bodies were discovered shortly before 10 a.m. in a unit at the Wesley Herrington Apartments in the 1400 block of Herrington Road.

Tuesday morning, the victims were identified as 24-year-old Stacy Hall and 22-year-old Kory Moss.

Gwinnett County Police Cpl. Michele Pihera said officers looked throughout the apartment, but did not find any suspects or additional victims. They obtained a search warrant that will allow them to perform a more thorough search.

The case is being investigated as a double homicide. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta at 404-577-TIPS.

Neighborhood on edge after 13 break-ins

Neighborhood on edge after 13 break-ins

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga -- Residents of a Gwinnett County neighborhood are living on the edge of panic after two more of their neighbor's homes were broken into.

People in the Chandler Park on the River subdivision feel like they are being picked on and they don't feel safe in their own homes. Gwinnett County Police confirm 13 homes have been broken into since October 2014.

"In almost every case they're going to the back of the house and either forcing entry through a window or a door," said Gwinnett County Police Cpl. Jake Smith.

Annette Kemper said burglars pushed her basement window in to get inside her home last Monday. She left her home for three hours and came back to find it ransacked. Electronics, video games and jewelry were missing.

Man steals enough property to fill a moving van

Man steals enough property to fill a moving van

LILBURN, Ga. -- Lilburn police have charged a man with stealing a range of items -- everything from electronics to crucifixes -- from units at a storage facility.

Matthew Dean Jones, 50, faces three counts of burglary and one count of firearm possession by a convicted felon. More charges are pending.

Jones is one of two suspects in a rash of burglaries at Extra Space Storage in the 4400 block of Lawrenceville Highway. The on-site property manager called police after noticing that Jones and an associate frequently visited the facility and spent a considerable amount of time there.

Surveillance cameras on the property captured images of Jones entering the facility with an empty flatbed trailer, then leaving with the trailer loaded with items. The video also showed Jones removing the locks on storage units, stealing the contents and then swapping the old locks for new ones.