May 19, 2010 12:00

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ON THE LAM IN A WHITE TAURUS

A 350-pound black man wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans walked into the BP Pit Stop on South Main Street in Winston-Salem at about 7 a.m. on May 12 and asked for a pack of cigarettes. When the clerk opened the register, police said, the man initiated a struggle and made off with an undetermined amount of cash. The man was last seen driving north on South Main Street in white older model Ford Taurus that possibly bears the tag YVL-5010.

SUSPICIOUS DEVICE FOUND AT THE DRIVING RANGE

Winston-Salem police officers responded to a report of a suspicious device at the Par Course on Silas Creek Parkway at 3:09 p.m. on May 14. The park was closed for about and hour while member of the bomb squad inspected the device before they determined it was safe. No property was damaged, according to the police.

BRILLIANT DISGUISE

At about 5:40 a.m. on May 15 a man wearing a multicolored bandanna over his face walked into the Great Stops store on East Market Street, jumped over the counter, struggled with the clerk and fled with an undisclosed amount of money. Because of the bandanna, witnesses were unable to determine the man’s race. He wore a gray hooded sweatshirt and black pants, and was described as 6 feet tall and slim. The Greensboro Police Department’s K9 unit was unable to track the man.

BOURBON IN DEMAND

Greensboro police officers dispatched to the ABC store on Pisgah Church Road at about 3:24 a.m. on Sunday in response to an alarm call. They found that a rock had been thrown through the front window and several bottles of bourbon were missing from the display.

THIEF MEETS GETAWAY CAR TO MAKE ESCAPE

The clerk at M and R Market on West Friendly Avenue in Greensboro told police that a masked black man armed with a handgun came in the store at about 11 p.m. and demanded money from the cash register. The man took an undisclosed amount of money and ran away. The department’s K9 unit tracked the man to an address on Dolley Madison Road, where officer concluded that he got in a vehicle.

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