PTC arrests Kedron Kroger robbery suspect

Thu, 02/19/2009 - 5:30pm
By: Cal Beverly

PTC cops have got their Kedron Kroger robber, according to Chief H.C. “Skip” Clark II.

“On Feb. 18, 2009, at approximately 5:40 p.m., Peachtree City police officers and the department’s Special Response Team (SRT) converged on 301 Pinemount Drive in Peachtree City to serve an arrest and search warrant at that location. During the incident, David Franklin Alewine, 43, was identified and arrested.” That's off Golfview Drive, near Flat Creek Country Club.

Alewine is being held at the Fayette County Jail for criminal attempt armed robbery, and his bond has been set at $55,200, police said Thursday afternoon.

After the police department released a photograph of the man who robbed the Kedron Village Kroger on Monday morning, Feb. 16, citizen tips led the officers to Alewine, police said.

Kedron Kroger armed robber

According to a statement released by Chief Clark, “The police department received a great deal of support from the community regarding this case.”

Police had been looking for a lone robber who hit the Kedron Village Kroger supermarket in the middle of the night Monday.

“The suspect entered the Kedron Village Kroger and demanded money from a cashier,” police said. “After approaching the cashier with his hand in his coat pocket, he claimed to have a concealed .357 caliber pistol. The suspect exited the store through the front doors and walked behind the north end of the shopping center, where he went to the alleyway behind the Blockbuster store.”

Police believe the man drove away on Georgian Park in a dark-colored pickup truck, possibly a Chevrolet with a camper shell. The incident is being handled as an armed robbery and happened Monday at 1:40 a.m., police said.

The Citizen posted a police photo of the robber on this website Wednesday. Police described the robber “as a white male approximately 45 years of age, 5-feet-10-inches to 6-feet, average build, dark hair, mustache, with a significant recent scratch on his left cheek, wearing a flannel jacket, blue jeans and a black ball cap with white writing.”

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Submitted by Spyglass on Fri, 02/20/2009 - 10:07am.

Makes you wonder why the stores stay open 24 hours a day.

Submitted by Aus815 on Thu, 02/19/2009 - 8:36pm.

what is up with the grocery store robbings these days...Now you dont feel safe to go buy groceries for your family anymore..

Submitted by Biggis101 on Thu, 02/19/2009 - 6:46pm.

Good job to the police department for bringing a quick end to this investigation, and thanks to whichever citizens helped them. Dirt bags like this need to be locked up.

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Submitted by ahavah_lachaim on Fri, 02/20/2009 - 1:07pm.

Thanks to the efforts of the PTC Police department for catching this guy so quickly. I don't care what anyone says, routine or not, I'm glad they got him. He apparently lives across Flat Creek from me and I'm happy to know he's not wandering around.


"Despite treason after treason, and sabatoge after sabatoge, God's empire of light never falls into total eclipse. Satan wages a futile war."

Submitted by Nitpickers on Thu, 02/19/2009 - 7:48pm.

who constantly brag on the police department for catching crooks when every time it is due to citizens telling them who he is and where he is? Barney Fife could handle that!

Let us write a about things they do more on their own.

Submitted by Insayn on Fri, 02/20/2009 - 3:11pm.

Seems to me that those are two things you do way too much of. Stop watching CSI, its not real.

Submitted by USArmybrat on Fri, 02/20/2009 - 12:33pm.

These PEOPLE are normal people that are thankful for the good services that our police, firemen, etc. give to them. I think we all could use abit more thankfulness for what we have here.

Submitted by baroombrawl on Fri, 02/20/2009 - 12:54pm.

What or who is an "etc.," that service is given by?
Maybe I'm missing something?
Are they paid by taxes?

Submitted by skyspy on Thu, 02/19/2009 - 8:19pm.

Gee, we could write about why you are nuttier than peanut butter.

Or we could continue to thank the cops for a job well done.

Bloggers what do you think?

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Submitted by S. Lindsey on Fri, 02/20/2009 - 1:25pm.

A few more Identities and we can start calling him Octonut..

Submitted by MYTMITE on Fri, 02/20/2009 - 4:22pm.

for our many splintered friend. I see he is now also Barroom Brawl--he who constantly rants against the barrooms. May I use the "more loose screws than my junk drawer"? Loved it. OctoNut is right up there also. Thanks

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Submitted by hutch866 on Fri, 02/20/2009 - 5:13pm.

The name isn't barroom, it's baroom, what the Hell is a baroom? On the positive side, notice how he picked something without any $"s in it, one step forward, one step back.

I yam what I yam....Popeye

Submitted by MYTMITE on Fri, 02/20/2009 - 8:02pm.

I think he really means barroombrawl, since he is always remarking on them here. Think he doesn't realize he needs another r but then there is so much he doesn't realize he needs. Poor baby.

Submitted by baroombrawl on Sat, 02/21/2009 - 6:34am.

I'm not sure about that!

Some people are always trying to make everyone else think the same crap as they do! All organized and one way only. No confusing of the infinitely ignorant!

Submitted by baroombrawl on Sat, 02/21/2009 - 6:25am.

Baroom has nothing to do with Bar Room!

Why are all of you nitpickers so worried about such?
What have I harped on about bar rooms here?

If it is a serious matter to you, check:

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Submitted by S. Lindsey on Fri, 02/20/2009 - 6:05pm.

Even a blind Squirrel will find a nut every now and then.. He/Them is/are just easier then most to spot

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Submitted by hutch866 on Fri, 02/20/2009 - 5:13pm.


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Submitted by Cyclist on Fri, 02/20/2009 - 1:34pm.

Don't encourage him. Smiling
Caution - The Surgeon General has determined that constant blogging is an addiction that can cause a sedentary life style.

Submitted by MYTMITE on Thu, 02/19/2009 - 9:49pm.

peanut butter from that certain plant. He doesn't like to hear good things about the police, fire department, students, kayakers, fishermen, cyclists,and on and on ad nauseum. Other than writing blogs and answering himself under a different name, what does he like?

Submitted by dollaradayandno... on Fri, 02/20/2009 - 4:16am.

I really despise those talking who constantly find everything rosy when it isn't. I agree with the fellow.
That is how those bankers and finance idiots and the asleep politicians in Washington, and here, put us into a possible depression!
We keep saying everything is going to be alright and it is not my problem!
I like to "hear good things," when they are good! However bragging over service personnel for mundane accomplishments doesn't help improve their performance!
I think you find good in the wrong people.

Submitted by neverforget on Fri, 02/20/2009 - 11:03am.

How about you two get off lazy butts, step away from your computers, and actually do something positive for this community. I know, since it's such a mundane accomplishment and all, why don't you guys be the first two to enter a known armed robbers home and try to arrest him. Equipped only with the knowledge that he has guns and has threatened to use them on poor innocent people. I bet he wouldn't think twice to start shooting at any form of law enforcement he found on his property. Until that day comes that you have the guts to do anything close to what our police officers do on any given day, I suggest you stay at home, on your computer, and continue blogging about crap that you have no clue about. As for myself and the many other proud citizens of Peachtree City on this website, we will continue to show gratitude for the great services our people of public safety provide for us.
- With that said I would also like to show gratitude to the citizen or citizens that helped provide our police with the information that led to the arrest of this pitiful excuse for a human being.

Submitted by MYTMITE on Fri, 02/20/2009 - 4:11pm.

the same butt--along without about 15-20 other personalities. The sad part of that is that they all share the same brain also--and I someimes think that one brain gets stretched too far.

Submitted by skyspy on Thu, 02/19/2009 - 10:18pm.

He doesn't like to hear good things about anything. I know I'm negative and mean to politicians and criminals, but this guy is negative about everything.

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