By DANA SMITH
Tribune Staff Reporter
A WEEKEND filled with crime saw a masked man armed with a shotgun robbing a grocery store, a mother and son arrested for drug possession, and a police chase ending with a stolen car crashing into a home.
According to police reports, the robbery occurred around 5.30pm on Saturday.
A man about 5’8” tall, wearing a red hooded jacket, long blue jeans and a mask entered a Carmichael Road food store armed with a shotgun and demanded cash.
The gunman reportedly robbed the store of an undetermined amount of cash before fleeing the area heading in an unknown direction.
Also Saturday, a 53-year-old woman and her 17-year-old son were taken into police custody after a search of their home by police uncovered a quantity of suspected marijuana.
Mobile Division officers executed a search warrant on the home, located on Market Street, shortly after 3pm.
In the early hours of the same day, four men ages 30, 28, 24, and 22 were taken into police custody after the discovery of a quantity of suspected marijuana.
Officers of the Mobile Division arrested the men around 3.30am at a home on Mackey Street.
The men are residents of Pitt Road, Rosedale Street, Penny Saving Bank Lane and Mackey Street.
They are currently helping police with their investigation.
On Sunday, a 34-year-old Plantol Street man was taken into custody in connection with a stolen vehicle investigation.
He was detained for questioning after the car crashed into a home while being chased by police.
Acting on information from Police Control Room, officers attempted to stop a white 2002 Honda Extreme in the area of Mackey Street, but the vehcile sped off.
Officers pursued the car until it crashed into the Gibbs Corner home.
No one was injured.
Also Sunday, an 18-year-old Cordeaux Avenue man was arrested around 2.30am on Key West Street after police discovered a stolen 1997 Nissan Maxima.
In another matter, a handgun was uncovered in bushes early Sunday morning by Mobile Division Officers after men riding a scooter led them on a chase.
Shortly after midnight, officers were on routine patrol on Robinson Road when they observed two men riding a scooter and acting suspiciously.
Officers attempted to stop the men but they sped off.
Police pursued the men and observed the passenger throw an object into the bushes in Montell Heights.
The pair managed to evade police but a search turned up the handgun.
Two teenage boys were arrested Saturday after a car search uncovered a handgun and ammunition.
The 17-year-old Pinewood Gardens residents were taken into custody by officers of the Southwest Division shortly before 5.30pm at the intersection of Carmichael Road and Faith Avenue.
The car in question was a grey Monte Carlo.