Majik Mart held up for $550

By Daniel Silliman


Police are looking for two men who reportedly robbed the Majik Food Mart on Friday night, waving around a revolver and possibly leaving a fingerprint on a potato chip bag.

According to a Clayton County Police report, one of the armed robbers was described as a male, six-foot, one-inch-tall, black male, wearing a white jacket, blue jeans and a blue, baseball cap.

The other suspect was described as a white male, five-foot-eight, wearing a black, long-sleeve shirt, blue jeans and a black, baseball cap.

The two allegedly entered the 728 Mount Zion Road food mart at about 10:30 p.m. One of the men "brandished a black revolver," and told the 24-year-old clerk on duty to get down on the floor.

About $550 was taken from the register, the clerk told police.

The two men then ran across the street and got into a red, Ford Expedition, and drove away.

The county's Crime Scene Investigators took a potato chip bag, which one of the men may have touched, to check for fingerprints.

The store was the scene of a murder last September. Detectives said the murder was difficult to solve, because the people at the food mart were uncooperative. The murder suspect, in that case, was named by someone who called police after reading about the homicide in the news.

Any one with information about the hold-up of the Majik Food Mart is asked to call the county police at (770) 473-5400.

51-year-old loses $300,

ID in home invasion

A man described as a heavy-set Hispanic male with a small gun reportedly invaded a Jonesboro apartment and stole $300 and a Delaware ID document.

According to a police report, 51-year-old Alsemo Mundo was in his 100 Morrow Road apartment on Saturday, a little before 5:30 p.m., when he heard knocking on his door. He opened it, he told police, and the heavy-set man with the little gun and another man -- described as short and slim -- knocked him down.

A friend of Mundo's reportedly walked in on the home invasion, and then ran away.

The heavy-set man followed the friend, shooting at his car and, reportedly, shattering the back window.

A woman reportedly took down the license plate number of a vehicle associated with the heavy-set gunman and the three or four others who seemed to be with him.

Anyone with information about the Saturday home invasion is asked to call the county police at (770) 473-5400.

Sunday morning mugging

leaves one wounded

Two Jonesboro men were allegeldy attacked and robbed of $20, according to a Clayton County Police report.

Zapo Antonio Tapia, 32, and Vidal Mixtega Diaz, 36, both of Jonesboro, told police they were walking home from the gas station on Tara Boulevard at about 1 a.m., Sunday morning, and were robbed by two or three men.

One man was standing on the corner, talking on a cell phone, and may have been a look-out. One man held Diaz's hands behind his back and the third man held a gun, Diaz and Tapia told police.

After taking the money, the man with the gun hit Diaz in the face with the butt of the gun several times. When police arrived, the 32-year-old was bleeding from the head. His bottom lip was busted and he had a cut on his right ear and on the top of his head, according to the report.

He said the armed man took $20, which was in $1 bills.

Tapia was hit once with the gun, and had "a visible knot on his left cheek."

The armed robbers were described as black males. One wore a beige T-shirt; one had dread locks and wore a dark-colored sweater and white pants; and one had mid-length hair and a dark-colored sweat shirt.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call the county police at (770) 473-5400.