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King of Pops Robbed in Decatur

The popsicle vendor said a customer on the Court Square snatched his bank bag.

This is a story about pops and robbers.

A vendor working the Decatur Square told that a customer grabbed a bank bag and ran the afternoon of July 1.

The vendor said a man bought a popsicle, then walked around the stand asking questions. He grabbed a blue bank bag on the ground underneath the popsicle stand and ran toward Church Street.

The man was described as a dark-skinned black male, about 5-foot-8, with a slight gap between his two front teeth. He wore a black ball cap, gray shirt and long black jean shorts.

Inside the bank bag: $115 in cold cash.

Decaturette July 16, 2012 at 02:06 AM
Can someone explain why surveillance cameras on the Square are worrisome? I'm no Big Brother fan and wouldn't want all of City of Decatur under surveillance but the Square seems like a logical place for it. Isn't there a surveillance camera in just about any store nowadays? I always feel reassured by the post-crime photos that clearly show the perpetrator so the police can identify and arrest him/her before he/she does any more harm.
Avondale Estates comment July 16, 2012 at 01:12 PM
I agree that cameras would deter crime. It takes people to monitor cameras. Cutbacks during recessionary times reduce police and fire. Perhaps tax increases are not always the worse thing that could happen when our safety is involved.
K.C.S. July 16, 2012 at 03:12 PM
RE: Paying attention. He said "stronger." The comment about the officers being somewhere on the square is valid. I see them at Starbucks, and chatting with folks on the benches all the time. The folks aren't on the benches. They are.
Laura Martin July 16, 2012 at 07:29 PM
I wonder if downtown Kennesaw has this problem? Kennesaw has required heads of households to keep at least one firearm in their home since 1982. I think more criminals would steer clear of Decatur if they knew we were all packing heat.
robert preston July 25, 2012 at 07:27 PM
oh spare me the white guilt b.s. thug isnt a racial term, or even a racially coded term, spare me the white guilt.

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