2nd PTC convenience store hit with robbery

Peachtree City police are now investigating a second convenience store robbery within 24 hours.

This time, the Pit Stop on Petrol Point at Ga. Highway 54 was struck around 8:15 p.m. In the latest crime, the offender was described as "a white male, approximately six feet tall, medium build, scruffy facial hair... last seen wearing a long sleeve shirt and blue jeans."

On Saturday evening the Flash Foods store on Crosstown Drive was robbed, police said. There is no information as to whether the two incidents may be linked.

The following is the police press release published Sunday evening:

On June 30th, 2013 at approximately 8:15pm, officers responded to an armed robbery report at Pit Stop, 100 Petrol Point, Peachtree City, GA. A preliminary investigation has revealed that the offender entered the store and demanded money from the clerk. The suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of money.

The offender is described as: a white male, approximately six feet tall, medium build, scruffy facial hair. The offender was last seen wearing a long sleeve shirt and blue jeans. The offender fled the scene on foot and was last seen in the area of Eastbrook Bend.

Officer are currently in the area searching with K-9 teams. The public is strongly encouraged to report anyone matching the description of the offender in the area by calling 911 immediately.

If anyone has information that would assist the Police Department in this or any other incidents, please contact us at 770-487-8866, or to submit an anonymous tip using:

1. The web based form (click here) or going to www.peachtree-city.org/police “Crime Tips.”

2. Using your cellular phone text "PTCTIPS plus your tip" to 274637 (“CRIMES”)"

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I am appalled at the blatant

I am appalled at the blatant racism on this post and on most of the citizen's post. White or black, we are all brothers and sisters. How dare you have the nerve to say it must have been taught by a "black professional." Are you kidding me? Get your head outta your A#$ and come back to reality. Criminals come in all shapes and sizes, female and male. Do we forget about the amount of crimes that have been committed in PTC by mostly white people? Does it matter? Give me a break and get off the computer. You're spreading your stupidity.

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Swallowed the bait

K0bra, you seem to have fallen for STF's bait, hook, line, and... I believe if you'd written "outraged" you would have also swallowed the metaphorical sinker.

It's funny that the blatant racist bait is readily devoured, yet The Citizen regularly puts out a more subtle racial bait by their apparent refusal to level the playing field of their reporting. Were they concerned with equity, The Citizen would report crimes in relation to the relative race weighting. In other words, if 70% of Fayette county is white, then 70% of this paper's crime reporting should involve white perps.

Steve

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I can't believe that someone could really post something as

stupid as saying that the white criminal must have been taught by a black criminal from Clayton County. I sure do hope that was said 'tongue in cheek'. I am sure there are many white criminals who need no one of any color to teach them to rob. They, like all criminals of any and all colors, are too lazy to go out and work for what they want. Let's hope we get rid of all of them regardless of color as too many are getting too free with guns and are wiling to shoot for no reason at all. I would assume you would be just as dead or injured if you were shot from a bullet from anyone of any color or ethnicity. Don't stir the pot------

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There goes the neighborhood

Earlier the wrong house burglar, now this. You all better quickly refine your racial profiling, stereotypical attitudes. Crime happens EVERYWHERE and is committed by EVERY color of the rainbow. Even in "precious" PTC.

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Peachtree City is no safe zone

I was sitting in a Chick-Fil-A (Starrs Mill) the other day and overheard the arrogant gall of one hypocritical patron talking about how much a ghetto Fayetteville has become. I fought back my waffle-fry rage on this idiot.

So... is it finally time that PTC residents stop peeing on Fayetteville, and realize that thugs generally don't live in Fayette County (which includes Fayetteville). Peachtree City is no safe haven. Thugs can travel to PTC just as easily. Remember, PTC is just about as close to south Fulton County, north Spalding and north Meriwether as Fayetteville is to Clayton.

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Makes sense to me

Makes sense to me

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Another White Criminal in our midst

I'll bet he lives in Clayton County where he learned to rob from the professional black criminals. He's probably just a wannabe. He didn't even commit his crime at the Pavilion; poor guy has got to be a wannabe.

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PTC has as much crime as Fayetteville

Self denial is a great place to hide, but it does not eradicate the truth. PTC has just about as much crime as Fayetteville, and if you read the crime reports you see, many times that the criminals are from the neo-PTC community. The Pavillion has excellent security and extremely fast response time from our great men and women Police and Sheriff departments. And you're right, when it's a white criminal, the blogs go silent regardless of his home turf.

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One Accord: Crime comparison

Sorry OneAccord, but according to neighborhoodscout.com you are 10 times more likely to be a victim of a violent crime in Fayetteville over Peachtree City:

My chances of becoming a victim:

in Georgia 1 in 268
in Fayetteville 1 in 413
in Peachtree City 1 in 4345

Now maybe if you never go to the Pavilion your odds are a lot better but not 10x better. And you are more than twice as likely to be a victim of a property crime in Fayetteville:

in Georgia 1 in 28
in Fayetteville 1 in 35
in Peachtree City 1 in 77

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Both are very low in that area.

Fayette county is VERY low in crime compared to most all of the state.

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Wow

That is a super racist thing to say. I read the comments on these articles a lot and I find it funny how many comments come up when the person committing the crime is white vs. black. I think that that is where our true "colors" come into play. A white person commits a crime and he must have been taught by someone black who lives in Clayton. This could be someone who is just plain stupid to try to get a few bucks from a store. Regardless of color crime is crime. Funny thing about crimes like this is that it doesn't need a teacher. All it takes is a sprinkle of stupid and a weapon (sometimes the sprinkle of stupid is enough and no weapon is needed). I really don't care what color someone is...it's just a description of a criminal in this case.
I pray that a majority of the comments on here that are offensive are just because a lot us get happy behind the key board and blurt out things, but i'm not so sure. I know that stereotypes come from somewhere...I mean there is a reason why blacks are associated with crime--the stats the media. But when you get insensitive comments like this. To read into basically it says a white would never rob a store on his own---his purity must have been compromised by some blacks. WOW is all I can say.

Correct me if I'm wrong...or don't either way is fine.

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The post was Tongue-in-cheek

My post above was facetious, exaggerating the myriad blatantly racist posts on this blog about all crime in Fayette County emanating from African-Americans in Clayton County. The Citizen blogs have been replete over the last several months with constant bigotry against all people of color from Clayton County in general and Clayton County blacks perpetrating crimes at the Pavilion in particular.

Amazing how the white bloggers shrink from their typewriters when a Caucasian commits a crime. I hope that the evident truth that crime is committed by criminals (not people of a certain race or ethnicity) will instruct the usual bloggers at this site. It would be nice to see some of them to grow up and join the 21st Century.

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Understood

Understood

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You Better Recognize Foo!

Ah, I knew it was only a matter of time before someone chimed in with the standard "See! White people commit crime too!" post. Duh, of course they do. No one here has ever denied that people of every race and ethnicity commit crime. What some people refuse to acknowledge are the facts that show that non-whites, and particularly blacks, commit crimes at a much greater rate than their white counterparts. These are facts compiled by government bodies and law enforcement agencies. I suggest you educate yourself.

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If Explanations were only so simple!

Yes Avenger, let's educate ourselves.

The FBI has identified the following factors “known to affect the volume and type of crime occurring from place to place.”

•Population density and degree of urbanization.
•Variations in composition of the population, particularly youth concentration.
•Stability of the population with respect to residents’ mobility, commuting patterns, and transient factors.
•Modes of transportation and highway system.
•Economic conditions, including median income, poverty level, and job availability.
•Cultural factors and educational, recreational, and religious characteristics.
•Family conditions with respect to divorce and family cohesiveness.
•Climate.
•Effective strength of law enforcement agencies.
•Administrative and investigative emphases of law enforcement.
•Policies of other components of the criminal justice system (i.e., prosecutorial, judicial, correctional, and probational).
•Citizens’ attitudes toward crime.
•Crime reporting practices of the citizenry.

Surprise! Skin color does not constitute the primary distinguishing feature of criminals. A set of complex variables influence crime and defy exclusive, simplistic explanations.

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Agreed

PTC. Its funny that you would wait to hear the white people commit crime too line...I agree that everyone understands that, but I think the bigger point is that he didn't commit the crime because he was white. What I'm saying is in reading many of the post on here you would think that black people were supposed to commit crime simply because they are black. What's funny to me is nearly all the crime comes from outside of fayette-be it by a black or white person. Now I know most people on here are neighbors and are not racist...and I wouldn't dare accuse anyone of being racist...I think that gets thrown around too much and makes it very difficult to talk plainly. It just seems to me when the crime is done by a person of color there are a lot more hateful comments about "clayton" or wherever than when a white person does a similar crime and he is from the same place.

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Sorry for the double post

Sorry for the double post

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Flash Food Robbery on Saturday?

Wasn't it reported that the Flash Foods on Crosstown was robbed at around 10:30 Friday night? That time coincided with the preponderance of the PTC police on duty manning a road block on Peachtree Parkway at Booth.
If true, it says quite a lot about their priorities.
Perhaps a clarification is in order.

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You are correct

I was stopped in that road block coming home from work. Its all about the money. No I was not detained, just irritated.

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wrong days

The police road check was on Friday night. The Flash Foods was hit Saturday night, and Pit Stop on Sunday.

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wrong days

double post sorry

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Mr. King, I don't understand

Do you expect the police to be lying in wait for all criminal activity? I don't think this expectation is realistic except Mayberry.

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Husband...

I should have been a bit more explicit. In fact, the police do provide a deterrent to criminal activity by patrolling and being seen randomly throughout. I cannot expect them to be everywhere at all times any more than I expect them to be my sole protection(only I can provide that for myself and family).
What I do expect is for them to serve the citizens of this city to a degree more than their interest in revenue generation.
I hope this helps.

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Tough to say, Mike

I am not a fan whatsoever of the current PD Chief's usage of roadblocks or sitting in the medians of 54 near Planterra(and elsewhere) where no one could speed even if they wanted to, but this was a pretty brazen robbery.

That Flash Foods is in a high visibility area and about a 1/4 mile from the PD station on 74. There were reportedly several customers in the store and I'm sure there were a few at the gas pumps too. This clown was going to rob the place regardless of anything else and do it RIGHT THEN. Glad no one got hurt because this was the actions of someone pretty desperate.

As far as the comment under here about no cop going out to raise money for the city/county/state....how naive are you? I guess in your fictional world there is no such of a thing called a "speed trap" where cops try to hide off to the side of the road when you have a speed limit change of 55 to 40 or similar? How some cities solely exist based on traffic citations as they are the biggest source of revenue in their overall budget? You probably also don't remember or weren't around when the Tyrone City Council several years ago lowered some speed limits in Tyrone and rather stupidly stated in public it was to INCREASE REVENUE. Wise up.

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Tyrone Speed limits

I am not naive. Police can only enforce what is posted for speed. If you want to complain about the limits higher like to the council hoe have to ask DOT/State to change the limit. There is no such thing as a "speed trap" just a place where the fish are. Please keep in mind speed kills. Go do a ride along with a PC cop for a shift see whats its really like in the bubble. You might be surprised! HOPE EVERYONE HAS A GREAT 4TH OF JULY!!

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townboy & "speed kills"

Why don't you try that out on NASCAR Drivers--no,stupidity may kill, not speed alone.

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wow

Wow All I can say to your retort

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ptownboy77

Going for a shift ride with a PTC cop would likely be in my top ten of things I've done that bored me. Daily I can find patrol units parked in isolated spots while the officer is obviously on 'break' or whatever the term is in vogue. I've lived here 26 years and know of no policeman being placed in fear for their life. Perhaps you have.
BTW, driving too slow for traffic conditions kills just as dead.
Happy 4th to you as well.

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Funny stuff this guy writes

No Officer I know says at the beginning of their shift "lets go out there and make some money for my city, county, state. Just be careful getting off that high horse, it hurts if you fall.

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Negotiated plea?

Maybe once this robber is caught and is allowed to postpone his trial for a year or two we can "negotiate" with him and his free lawyer to a plea of guilty on, say, Theft by Taking? The ABC robbers got to plea to a lesser charge, so why shouldn't this one?
You know if a person is inclined to rob at gunpoint, and it is advertised in the local paper that your DA's office will "negotiate" with you, why not point a gun in someone's face to get what you are too lazy to work for? So frustrating for those of us who have worked our entire adult lives for the "middle class" lifestyle we have earned only to have it taken by thugs like this with whom our officials are willing to negotiate....

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Just saying

Maybe just maybe if a police vehicle had been sitting in the parking lot or even on patrol instead of a turn lane running radar this would have never happened. Just saying. No I have never had a speeding ticket in the PTC.

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