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by Eric Ginsburg

The best and worst of Triad police blotters, as compiled by Eric Ginsburg

CRIMESTOPPERS NEEDS HELP WITH INCREDIBLY VAGUE DESCRIPTION

An armed suspect entered the Pop Shoppe in Kernersville and demanded money at about 2 a.m. on Feb. 16. Four days later at 12:32 a.m., someone entered the Fast Track in Kernersville, displayed a gun and demanded money. Police are treating these as related incidents and are requesting help in the case, but the only description given was that the suspect wore dark clothing, ruling out Santa Claus and Robin Hood.

SUSPECTS TRY TO HOLD UP WENDYS, GO HOME EMPTY-HANDED

Two suspects tried to rob a Wendy’s on Battleground Avenue on Feb. 27 at 10:45 p.m. After approaching an employee who was taking out the trash they forced their way back inside. They demanded entry to the safe, but struggled with an employee and in the end didn’t take anything, not even a Frosty or a Value Meal. I guess nobody told them the Hamburglar is a McDonalds symbol.

WINSTON-SALEM MAN CHARGED WITH RAPE AND INDECENT LIBERTIES

Luis Daniel Guzman, of Ogburn Avenue, in Winston-Salem was charged with eight counts of 1 st -degree rape and two counts of 1 st -degree sexual offense with a child at 9 a.m. on Feb. 14. The investigation has been going on for almost a year. Two juveniles were interviewed in the case. Guzman is 38.

BIZARRE DESCRIPTION OF PET STORE BURGLAR

Someone entered the Pet Supermarket in Winston-Salem with a handgun at about 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 23 and took an unknown amount of money before fleeing on foot. The police write-up describing the suspect includes information about his race, height, sex, age, clothing and that he has a “large nose.” The investigation is ongoing.

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