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by Eric Ginsburg

HARDLY PAR FOR THE COURSE

A 51-year old man was sitting in a car on Old Salisbury Road in Winston-Salem on Sept. 20 with his window down when two men approached him. They demanded money before hitting him in the arm and face with golf clubs. The suspects fled on foot with an unknown amount of cash, and the victim was taken to Baptist Hospital for treatment. The investigation is ongoing.

POLICE SEIZE 18.5 POUNDS OF MARI- JUANA IN TRAFFIC STOP

Police observed a “suspicious” vehicle near the intersection of High Point Road and Isler Court in Greensboro around noon on Sept. 22. After running a check on the vehicle registration and finding that the operator’s license was suspended, police approached the vehicle and said the occupants consented to a search of the vehicle. Police found 18.5 pounds of marijuana and a handgun and arrested both occupants on multiple related charges.

KIDNAPPING CHASE ENDS IN SUICIDE

Police say Bradley Key kidnapped his girlfriend and one of their two daughters on US Highway 29 in Guilford County at 6:45 a.m. on Sept. 18, later releasing them. Key was at large and armed with a shotgun, but police found him on Sept. 22 in the woods near the end of Desmond Road. Key allegedly pointed the shotgun at himself, and police said they tried to negotiate, distract him and use a “less than lethal” weapon. In the end, police said Key killed himself.

SUSPECT STEALS PAPER ISSUED BY FEDERAL RESERVE

A Boost Mobile store in the Northside Shopping Center in Winston-Salem was robbed at knifepoint on Sept. 21 just before noon. A suspect entered the store wearing gray shorts and sweatshirt and black and red gloves. According to Winston-Salem police, the suspect escaped on foot with an “undisclosed amount of U.S. currency from the cash register.” It is unknown whether Boost Mobile normally keeps international currency or Monopoly money in the cash register, but this suspect got the real deal. There were no injuries.

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