Men steal mail from businesses

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ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Two men were arrested July 12 after allegedly taking mail from seven downtown Alpharetta businesses.

Police received a 911 call from a resident who claimed to see a man walking up Main Street at 9 p.m. This man was looking into mailboxes of the businesses on the street. The caller followed the man as the suspect got into a car and drove to the CVS at North Main Street.

Police caught up with the vehicle and found two men inside, one of whom, Kenneth Othellar Owens, 57, of Nottingham Drive, Alpharetta, matched the description of the suspect. He denied taking mail and said his friend – whose name he did not know – had given him a ride.

When he was told a witness saw him take the mail, Owens allegedly admitted to the thefts.

Officers allegedly saw pieces of mail addressed to the businesses lying inside the vehicle. Owens was arrested for theft and loitering. The driver Arzarius Deonta King, 33, of Atlanta was arrested for giving a false name to police and being party to a crime. In all, seven businesses had their mail taken.

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