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News Nearby: Man Steals Bike After Asking for Ride; Robber Nabs Lunchbox Instead of Purse

Both thefts took place in unincorporated Norcross.

A man told police that his mountain bike was stolen last month after he let someone ride his it at a Sonic drive-in in unincorporated Norcross.

The incident started when the man arrived at the 1220 Tech Drive establishment on his bicycle around 2:38 p.m. on a Sunday, according to the Gwinnett Police report.

While the man was ordering his food, another man approached him and asked if he could ride his bike. The owner gave him permission, so the man got on the bike and rode it around the fast food establishment while the owner finished giving his order.

The bicycle rider rode it around the back of Sonic and was never seen again, the owner said. Police observed surveillance video of the incident confirming the story.

For the rest of the story, see Norcross Patch.

Robber Demands Purse, Gets Lunch

A man took a woman's lunchbox instead of her purse during a Norcross-area robbery this past Halloween.

According to the Gwinnett County police report, the woman was walking along Harbins Road toward Singleton Road in unincorporated Norcross around 6:20 p.m. that Wednesday. While she was near the Dollar General on Singleton, a man came out of the woods, pointed a handgun in her face and demanded for her purse.

She instead handed him her purple polka-dotted lunchbox, and the suspect ran off either into the woods or Teremont Circle, the victim said.

See the full story on Norcross Patch

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