Five self professed gangsters decided to abandon a carjacking attempt after the intended victim brandished a gun.
A Winder man said he was traveling on Fifth Avenue near Midland Avenue when his vehicle was surrounded by five black males, two of whom were riding bicycles.
According to the victim, the males identified themselves as members of the Bloods gang and said they intended to take the man’s car. The victim said one of the males reached into his pants as if he were about to draw a weapon. At that point, the victim grabbed his own gun and pointed it at the prospective carjackers.
The victim said one of the males yelled, “No, No, No! We know you are under cover” before fleeing with the other four males.
The victim described the suspects as being 15 to 16 years of age.
Other recent incidents investigated by Winder Police include:
• complaint on North Broad Street. A woman walked into the Winder Police Department requesting a report be written regarding her son. The woman said her son was living in Winder with a woman and she did not approve of the situation. The woman provided a written statement and said she did not raise her son to behave in such a manner.
• mental person on West Athens Street. A concerned citizen called police after noticing that a special needs patient at a nearby facility appeared to have been mistreated. The case was forwarded to investigations.
• harassment on Highland Drive. A woman said another female continuously calls her derogatory names in front of her children.
• entering auto on Apperson Drive. A cell phone was taken from an unlocked 1996 Chevrolet S10 pickup truck while the owner performed yard maintenance nearby.
• harassment on East Fifth Avenue. A woman claimed her ex-boyfriend had yelled at her. The officer determined the complaint had no merit after the woman changed her story several times.
• dispute on Searchlight Drive. Officers discovered a man with a cut on his forehead and a swollen eye. The man said he was hit by someone named “Quincy,” but would give no further details.
• entering auto on Second Street. A purse containing credit cards and a driver’s license was stolen from a 2003 Cadillac Escalade while it was parked at the Barrow Leisure Services Center. The back driver’s side window had been broken.
• theft on Marion Lay Street. A man reported his cell phone missing from his kitchen table. There were no signs of forced entry.
• theft on Horton Street. A cell phone was reported stolen.
• abandoned vehicle on Cooper Circle. A 2000 Chevrolet Malibu was towed after being left parked in the roadway.
• burglary on West Midland Avenue. A purse was stolen from an unlocked residence. Drawers and cabinets were also searched in what the victim believes was an attempt to locate medications.
• traffic stop on East May Street. A woman was cited for driving without insurance on a leased vehicle.
• theft by taking on East Midland Avenue. An auto parts supply company filed a police report after a Winder shop owner purchased almost $2,000 worth of merchandise without sufficient funds in the bank to cover the purchases.
• burglary on East Wright Street. Police were dispatched to a burglary in progress. Upon arrival, an officer discovered a broken window. The homeowner said $500 was missing from a television stand.
• theft by deception on South Broad. A rental store manager reported that a customer leased a television and then pawned it at a local pawn shop. Arrest warrants were taken.