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Police investigate Tuesday robberies
Decatur police are investigating two robberies reported this week. Both took place at about 11 p.m. Tuesday.
Two black males with guns held up a man and a teen on Central Parkway Southwest, police said. The robbers took a wallet, cash and cell phone from the man and then fled in a small black hatchback vehicle. Both were described as wearing dark sweatshirts with hoods.
Another man told police he was duped by three women who visited his apartment in the 1600 block of Brookridge Drive Southwest. The women lured him upstairs, he told police, and when he returned downstairs, two black males armed with baseball bats and a third armed with a piece of reinforcing bar attacked him, forced him to lie down and took his wallet, cash, cell phone and keys.
Woman flashed in parking lot
A man flashed a woman as she waited in her car outside a store, police said Friday.
Lt. Chris Mathews, a police spokesman, said the flashing took place at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday outside T.J. Maxx, 1682-C Beltline Road S.W.
The 54-year-old victim said she was in her car waiting on her daughter, who was in the store, when a man in a beige car pulled beside her, Mathews said.
The man slid into the passenger seat and opened the door to reveal his exposed genitals, Mathews said. He drove away when the victim got out of her car and ran to the store.
Morgan school bus, pickup collide
Five students went to the hospital Friday as a precautionary measure after a Morgan County Schools bus wreck.
Maintenance and Transportation Director Bruce Kimbrell said a bus carrying West Morgan students stopped at a railroad crossing, as required by state law, and a pickup ran into it from behind. He said the collision caused $4,000 to $5,000 damage to the bus and the truck is a total loss.
Kimbrell said there were no serious injuries.
- Bayne Hughes
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