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N.C. car thieves arrested in Cherokee Co.

N.C. car thieves arrested in Cherokee Co.

CHEROKEE CO., Ga. -- Three teenagers were arrested Tuesday morning in Cherokee County on suspicion of stealing a car in North Carolina.

Authorities in Waynesville, N.C. notified Cherokee 911 that a cell phone in the stolen car had transmitted from a cell tower in Ball Ground, according to the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office.

A sheriff's deputy soon spotted the stolen Jaguar on Interstate 575 south and pulled it over near the Bells Ferry off-ramp. Investigators determined that all three teens in the car were "willing participants in the joy ride" and were on their way to Florida, according to police.

The driver, 19-year-old Dustin Surrett, had outstanding warrants in Haywood County, N.C. He and a passenger, 17-year-old Tessa Upton, were charged with theft by receiving and booked into the Cherokee County Jail.

Ga. man to plead guilty in Navy kickbacks case

Ga. man to plead guilty in Navy kickbacks case

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- A Georgia man is set to plead guilty later this week to his role in a kickbacks scheme that prosecutors say cost the Navy $7 to $20 million.

According to court documents, Patrick Nagle is scheduled to plead guilty on Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Providence.

The 50-year-old Marietta resident agreed last month to plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit bribery and cooperate with authorities.

Nagle is a former executive at Advanced Solutions for Tomorrow, a defunct company with offices in Rhode Island and Georgia that had Navy contracts. He's accused of making payments on invoices that were inflated by two subcontractors given Navy work by his firm over an 11-year period.

Two other defendants have already pleaded guilty.

Cobb crime, crash rundown

Cobb crime, crash rundown

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- Cobb police had their hands full investigating a fatality crash, robbery and unexplained death this weekend.

Around 3:30 p.m. on Friday, officers made an arrest in the Aug. 12 robbery of a Marietta Subway restaurant.

Norraze D. Hambrick, 20, was taken into custody without incident. Investigators said he pulled a knife on employees at the Subway on 1295 Powers Ferry Road and forced them to give him money from the register.

The Cobb County Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call on Friday, saying that Hambrick was at the pool at the Signature Place apartments, not far from the Subway he reportedly robbed.

Police seek Dollar General robbery suspect

Police seek Dollar General robbery suspect

MARIETTA, Ga. -- The Marietta Police Department is searching for the suspect in a recent Dollar General robbery.

Investigators say 30-year-old Oshay Devon Fross robbed the store at 1169 Powder Springs Road on Aug. 8.

Fross is about 6' tall and 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a green T-shirt, black shorts, white socks, dark tennis shoes and a black "do-rag" on his head.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call 911 or Marietta police at 770-794-6990.

Suspects nabbed in multiple Cobb robberies

Suspects nabbed in multiple Cobb robberies

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Cobb County police have arrested two men in connection with at least two fast food restaurant robberies and a home break-in.

Rodney B. Lofton, 21, of Marietta and Deontae Conway, 18, of Dallas are believed to be the men behind a Burger King robbery in Marietta on Aug. 12 and a Zaxby's robbery in Mableton on Aug.

Police investigate Burger King robbery

Police investigate Burger King robbery

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Cobb County police are investigating an early morning fast food restaurant robbery.

According to investigators, a man forced his way into the Burger King at 2495 Dallas Highway in Marietta around 1 a.m. Friday. Once inside, the suspect demanded cash from employees.

Witnesses described the suspect as a young black man whose face was hidden by a bandana. He was armed with a shotgun.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call Cobb police at 770-499-3945.

This is the second Metro Atlanta Burger King robbery this week. In the first case, Atlanta police shot and killed the suspect.

LILBURN: 18 Waffle Houses robbed in two weeks

LILBURN: 18 Waffle Houses robbed in two weeks

LILBURN, Ga. -- Another Metro Atlanta Waffle House was robbed Friday, bringing the total to 18 in just two weeks.

The latest holdup happened early Friday morning at a Waffle House on U.S. 78 and Rockbridge Road in Lilburn.

A day earlier, another Waffle House was robbed on Powers Ferry and Delk roads in Marietta.

The robberies have been scattered across Cobb, Gwinnett, DeKalb, Clayton and Henry counties over the past two weeks. According to a Waffle House statement, the suspects usually hit between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m.

Waffle House has offered a $2,500 reward for information leading to the robbers' arrests. Anyone with information is asked to call Norcross Police at 770-448-6457.