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The best and worst of Triad police blotters, as compiled by Joe Murphy

Greensboro police apprehend robbery suspect

While exiting the Big Boys BP station in the 5400 block of West Market Street on Monday night, the station’s owner was robbed of her bank deposit bag. Greensboro police officers responded to the scene and managed to capture the suspect, who was charged with robbery and possession of crack cocaine. The suspect’s name was not released as of press time. No injuries were reported during the incident, according to police reports. The investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crimestoppers at 336.373.1000.

Shooting at the Players Club

Greensboro police officers responded to robbery call at the Players Club in the 2500 block of High Point Road during the early morning hours of Dec. 31. Upon arrival, officers could not locate a suspect or victim. A witness advised police that a shooting had occurred and the victim had left the scene. Officers later learned that the shooting victim arrived at Moses Cone Hospital that night and was treated for non-lifethreatening injuries. The investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crimestoppers at 336.373.1000.

Tracking in the snow

The major snowstorm that blanketed the region on Dec. 26 proved somewhat helpful to Greensboro police as they tracked a robbery suspect with a K9 unit. Taiwan Jahmel Howard, 22, called 911 after he arrived at his home in the 400 block of Avalon Road to find a home invasion in progress. A black male wearing dark clothes and armed with a handgun ordered Howard inside his home, but Howard managed to escape and call police. The K9 unit tracked the footprints to what appeared to be bicycle tracks. No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crimestoppers at 336.373.1000.

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