Robber Tases victim, promptly caught

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ROSWELL, Ga. -- A 40-year-old Forest Park resident allegedly Tased a man and robbed him July 23 on Old Dogwood Road.

The victim called police about 4 a.m. and said he was staying in the Atlanta Hotel. He said he was Tased by a man who took the victim’s wallet with cash and driver’s license. As police were pulling up to the scene, they spotted Ronald Shaft Crane, 40, of Forest Park, running away from the scene.

He was positively identified as the attacker and the stolen items were found on him as well as the Taser. Crane, who has an extensive criminal record, was charged with loitering and prowling, armed robbery and parole violation.