MOULTRIE — Two would-be burglars knocked a two-foot hole in the wall of the Best Little Food Store in Georgia on West Central Avenue Thursday. It was not clear from the police report whether they were actually able to enter the building.

An anonymous complainant reported a possible break-in at the store at 2:09 a.m. Thursday. Responding officers parked about a half block away from the store and approached on foot.

When the officers reached the convenience store’s parking lot, reports said, one officer saw an unknown black male run from the rear of the store. The unknown man was dressed in black and ran into a vacant lot overgrown with weeds near First Avenue Southwest.

The second officer heard then saw a second unknown black male run from behind the store up West Central Avenue into another overgrown vacant lot, reports said. In one of the vacant lots, officers found a short-handled sledgehammer, which was collected as evidence.

Reports said the officers checked the rear of the store and found an area of the back wall had been knocked out. The store owner was notified of the damage but told officers he would not respond to the scene at the time of the incident.

Damage to the wall was estimated at $300, reports said.



Arrests

• Paulette Kaye Robinson, 36, of 608 13th Ave. S.W., was charged Wednesday with failure to stop at an accident with damage, driving with a suspended tag and driving with a suspended license (second offense).

• Hector Santiago, 23, of 607 Circle Road, was charged Wednesday with driving without a license and defective equipment.

• Jorge Lorenzo Vicente, 24, of 585 Circle Road, was charged Wednesday with driving without a license.

• Travis Wayne Snyder, 28, of 3162 Old Adel Road, was charged Tuesday with battery (family violence).



Other Incidents

• An officer responded to a call at the Petro store on Fifth Avenue Southeast Thursday. Upon arrival, he found an unknown person had broken out a window at the front of the store but had not attempted to enter the store. Damage to the window was $501.

• Brad Singletary, of Fourth Avenue Northeast, reported an unknown person broke out a passenger window of his Ford Expedition and stole a Pioneer stereo faceplate and cut the wires to a speakerbox Thursday. Total damage to the vehicle and the value of the stolen faceplate was $215.

• Jennifer Lee reported an unknown person keyed the passenger side of her Dodge Intrepid while it was parked at Belk’s on South Main Street Wednesday. Damage to the vehicle was $501.

• Jerry Dennagal, of Third Street Southwest, reported a male acquaintance used his credit card to make an unauthorized transaction with Mediacom March 24. The amount of the fraudulent transaction was $250.

• Aubrey Sumner reported an unknown person stole a Polaris four-wheeler and a one-inch air wrench on the four-wheeler while it was at a residence on St. Paul Road between 7:30 p.m. Monday and 6 p.m. Tuesday. The total value of the stolen items was $4,100.

• Michael Massey, of Tallokas Road, reported an unknown person stole a Kawasaki all-terrain vehicle from his driveway between 2:30 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Tuesday. The value of the stolen all-terrain vehicle was $7,800.

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