Two Cartersville robberies since New Year's Day have resulted in injuries, but no arrests or charges, and seemingly odd circumstances.
The most recent happened Saturday about 12:15 a.m., according to the Bartow County Sheriff's Office report, and involved an 18-year-old Cartersville man who said he was meeting someone to get a phone charger.
The victim had scheduled to meet the person who had his charger in the Mountain Brook subdivision, but was punched in the face and told to empty his pockets. He was also struck in the back of the head with an object, which caused him to fall and pass out, he said.
Despite the injury, the victim did not wish to pursue charges, saying he only wanted back his cell phone, valued at $200. He reported it and $30 taken in the alleged robbery.
Two day earlier in a separate incident, the alleged victim of an armed robbery gave chase to the suspect's vehicle and ended up in a ditch, according to the BCSO report.
Authorities discovered the robbery reported at the Dollar General reportedly involved the illicit purchase of prescription medication. The victims, Cartersville men ages 29 and 31, said a man they picked up appeared to conceal a firearm in his pocket and demanded money, before fleeing on foot.
Police talked to the alleged robber on the phone. He said the pair demanded he purchase pills for them or they would assault him. He added that he didn't want to get in any trouble, so he left.
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