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UPS says 51 retail stores breached by malware

UPS says 51 retail stores breached by malware

ATLANTA -- Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores.

A spokeswoman for UPS says the information includes card numbers, postal and email addresses from about 100,000 transactions between Jan. 20 and Aug. 11.

United Parcel Service Inc. said Wednesday that it was among U.S. retailers who got a government bulletin about the malware on July 31. The malware is not identified by current anti-virus software.

UPS spokeswoman Chelsea Lee says the company is not aware of any fraud related to the attack.

Atlanta-based UPS says it hired a security firm that found the virus in systems at stores in 24 states, about 1 percent of the company's 4,470 franchised locations.

Man posts marijuana grow house on YouTube

Man posts marijuana grow house on YouTube

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga -- Police credit a Peachtree City man with helping them make a drug arrest. He gave them video evidence of the crime, now he's in jail.

Police arrested Zachary Peak, 29, of Peachtree City after viewing the video on his own YouTube channel. Police said the video shows an "obvious marijuana grow operation."

Peak was arrested for Indecent Exposure last Friday after they found him swimming in a public pool without any clothes on. When police made the arrest at Glenloch Recreation Center, Peak invited the officer to "check out his YouTube channel."

"The officer didn't think anything of it at first," said Lt. Mark Brown. "He eventually got around to find some time to look up the gentleman's YouTube page and found a significant grow house."

World Gym locker thief identified

World Gym locker thief identified

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- Peachtree City Police used the power of social media to identify a man accused of stealing from lockers at a local gym.

Brian Gordon, 40, of Kansas City, Mo., faces several felony counts of financial identity theft.

Peachtree City Police Lt. Mark Brown said Gordon is accused of taking wallets from at least two lockers at the World Gym on Lexington Circle on Apr. 9.

The victims' credit cards were used within minutes of the theft at a Chevron and Best Buy in Newnan. Brown said the suspect made a $2,800 purchase at the Best Buy.

Police posted a picture of the suspect on the department's Facebook and Twitter accounts, which led to someone in another state identifying him as Gordon.

Anyone who can help Peachtree City Police catch Gordon is asked to call the department at 770-487-8866.

Fla. man arrested in Peachtree City for child molestation

Fla. man arrested in Peachtree City for child molestation

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- The Peachtree City Police Department has issued a warning for parents after a man was arrested for child molestation.

Joseph Lenn Lundstrom Jr., 30, of Middleburg, Fla., was arrested Sunday and charged with child molestation, sexual battery, enticing a child, loitering and driving on a suspended license.

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Police said Lundstrom met a Peachtree City 13 year old online and visited the child at least once.

Investigators have released a list of signs that children may be having inappropriate contact with strangers over the Internet:

* The child spends large amounts of time online, especially at night.

* The child has pornography on his or her computer.

Car break-in suspects arrested in Ala.

Car break-in suspects arrested in Ala.

PELHAM, Ala. -- Investigators believe two men arrested in Alabama last month are responsible for multiple car break-ins in metro Atlanta.

Oscar Moses Badger, 37, and Bobby Hanna, 24, were arrested Nov. 14 in Pelham, Ala. Police said they were caught trying to break into a car in a daycare center parking lot. They led Alabama authorities on a brief chase, but were soon captured.

Cherokee County (Ga.) Sheriff's Lt. Jay Baker said investigators believe Badger and Hanna are behind at least six car break-ins at local parks and daycare centers in early November.

They may also be responsible for thefts in Gwinnett County and Peachtree City, Baker said.

Badger and Hanna are both from south Florida. At their time of their Alabama arrest, they were out of jail on bond for similar crimes in Pennsylvania and Texas. Because of this, they are being held on $2 million bond.

3 teens arrested for Walmart hijacking

3 teens arrested for Walmart hijacking

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- Three 16 year olds have been arrested and charged with stealing a car at gunpoint from the parking lot of the Peachtree City Walmart.

The robbery happened at around 2:30 p.m. Saturday, when one of the suspects pointed a gun at a woman and demanded her car.

Police tried to pull over the stolen car on Highway 74. When the suspect failed to stop, a high speed chase began. It ended when the suspect crashed the car while trying to exit Interstate 285 at Cascade Road, according to Peachtree City Police Lt. Mark Brown.

The driver, who lives in southwest Atlanta, is being held on a number of charges, including armed robbery, hijacking, attempting to allude, drug possession and being a member of a street gang.

2 stores robbed over the weekend

2 stores robbed over the weekend

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- Two Peachtree City businesses were robbed at gunpoint over the weekend.

The first robbery happened at around 9:45 p.m. Saturday at the Flash Floods convenience store on the corner of Crosstown Drive and Joel Cowan Parkway.

Peachtree City Police Lt. Mark Brown said the suspect, who had a gun, entered the store and demanded money. He drove off on a motorcycle after receiving cash.

Several customers were in the store at the time. They described the suspect as a white man, about 6 feet tall and 200 to 230 pounds, with fair skin and light-colored eyes. He was wearing baggy blue jeans, a black motorcycle jacket and a black or dark blue motorcycle helmet.

The second incident happened at around 8:15 p.m. Sunday at Pitts Stop on Petrol Point near McIntosh High School.

Brown said the second robbery was similar to the first one -- the suspect entered the store, demanded money from the clerk and ran after receiving cash.