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SMASH AND GRAB
It wasn’t the criminal but the storefront that was busted, or smashed rather, when an unidentified suspect rammed his sport utility vehicle through the gated front of a jewelry store in one Triad city.
It took place in Reidsville when someone backed a minivan through the front doors of Eden Jewelry, located at 1550 Freeway Drive.
Police released a video of the incident, which showed what appeared to be a Ford SUV smash backward through the glass doors and crushing the front display counter. The robber appeared confused that the gates that had been behind the glass doors were still intact and prevented his easy access to the retail area.
Greensboro officials have been all over a club on West Market Street because of occupancy violations, but that didn’t stop a shooting from going down at the very same place Saturday. Visions nightclub, at 4929 W. Market St., has been fined this year by city fire officials for violating its occupancy limits. The city council is considering imposing stiffer rules to force compliance, after the club has racked up $300,000 in unpaid fines.
Police were said to have increased patrols at the club on Friday, after the venue picked up the Lil’ Boosie concert, cancelled by the coliseum.
But about 3 am police were called to Wesley Long Hospital after a man arrived there with a gunshot wound. He told police he had been shot in the parking lot of Visions nightclub.
YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG
Traffic on I-40 in Greensboro came to a standstill Tuesday after a driver going the wrong way caused a fourcar accident. Police identified the driver as a 92-year-old High Point man. The driver was headed east on westbound I-40 after entering the highway in the wrong direction from an ramp near the 85/40 interchange.
Callers began reporting the wrongly driver about 10:30 am, police said. Three cars on the inside lane had stopped to avoid the driver, but a fourth car struck the rear of the line, which caused a chain reaction.
The wrong way driver’s car was not struck. No critical injuries were reported. !