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City Cab Co. office robbed

First Posted: 10:58 am - August 24th, 2015

By Larry Stanford - lstanford@civitasmedia.com



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The Thomaston Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that took place at the City Cab Company office on North Hightower Street early Monday morning.

According to an incident report, a black male with a mask covering his face entered the office about 1:30 a.m. and demanded money from the lone clerk inside. He took a metal box where money is kept for the cab drivers and fled on foot. No one was injured during the robbery.

The Thomaston Police Department is asking anyone with any information on the armed robbery to contact them at 706-647-5455.

Suspect arrested

A man suspected in the July 5 drive-by shooting of a woman in Thomaston has been arrested.

Richard Cutwright, 45, of LaGrange, has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and giving false statements to police officers.

On Sunday, July 5, a Thomaston woman was injured on her way to work when a vehicle pulled up next to her on Short E Street and a person inside drew a gun and began shooting at her.

“The woman was at the stop sign and made a right turn going towards Walgreens when a car pulled around next to her heading in the same direction,” said Thomaston Police Lieutenant Andrew Pippin. “The driver then began shooting at the woman through his passenger window at her driver side door.”

The incident happened around 6 a.m. and a total of three shots were fired at the woman’s car, one striking her in the shoulder. The victim drove herself home, where she called 911 to report the incident and was later transported to Macon Medical with non-life threatening injuries.

A .38 caliber slug was found inside the victim’s car. The slug was found embedded in the passenger side door.

Cutwright, an ex-boyfriend of the woman, is suspected of renting a four-door sedan and driving it at the time of the shooting.

Cutwright was arrested on August 7, 2015 by the Troup County Sheriff’s Office. He will be transferred to the Upson County Jail.

Larry Stanford may be reached at 706-647-5414 or on Twitter @LarryStanford7.

By Larry Stanford

lstanford@civitasmedia.com

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