by Keith Barber

BUSTEDcompiled by Keith Barber

May I borrow your cellphone? Greensboro police reported an assault and larceny of a cell phone in the area of Benbow road near Sloan St. in the early morning hours of Sat., Oct. 4. Christopher Peterson told police he was walking on Benbow road when a white, late-model pickup truck approached him. The passenger (described as a dark-complexioned black male, 5-7 to 5-9 in height, weighing between 180- 220 pounds, wearing dark clothing with a black bandana) asked for directions. The suspect then asked to use Peterson’s cell phone before striking him in the face. Peterson told police he dropped the phone and attempted to recover it but was unable to do so before fleeing the scene. The driver of the pickup truck is described as a heavy-set black female with light-brown complexion, wearing glasses and a white T-shirt.

Gang-related violence? Hakeam Deon Wyman, 17, told Greensboro police he was attacked by five black males, ranging in age from 14 to 17, while walking in the area of Phillips Ave. and Woodmere Dr. on Sunday morning. Wyman said he was approached by an older-model brown Chevy Suburban, and five suspects exited the vehicle brandishing black handguns. Wyman reported the suspects robbed him of his jewelry, sneakers and cell phone. Wyman described one of the suspects as bi-racial and wearing a red bandana and red Blazers basketball jersey.

Suspicious activity at Cookout At 11:45 p.m. Sunday night, Greensboro police officers responded to a report of suspicious activity behind the Cookout restaurant located at 2411 Battleground Ave. Upon arrival, officers encountered Marcus Fox, 17, in the area of Westmoreland Drive and Quail Drive. Fox reportedly tossed a handgun in the bushes. The suspect was detained and charged with carrying a concealed weapon.