Around the Region: Purse-Toting Armed Robbers, Homicide Case Reward and Country’s Best Academic Deal

A look at top Patch stories from around Georgia.

Purse-Toting Robbers Strike Pawn Shop — Marietta Patch

Two men, both carrying purses and one wearing a wig, robbed a Cobb Pawn Shop on Sept. 18.

One perpetrator was dressed as a woman with a yellow purse and wig. The other wore a dark Adidas windbreaker with three stripes running down each sleeve, was carrying a red purse and had a dark Braves hat with a tomahawk on the front, according to Marietta Police. 

The perpetrators arrived and left in a grey or black Suzuki Grand Vitara, probably a 2009-2013 model, and fled south on Cobb Pkwy, according to Police.

Read more on Marietta Patch.


 — Duluth Patch

Hertz is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the murder of Monique Marlowe of Duluth, according to a media update issued by the Gwinnett Police Department. 

Marlowe, 24, was an employee of Hertz and was cleaning a car in the back of the business when she was killed. She was approached by a young black male wearing a light blue shirt. For unknown reasons, the suspect shot her once and immediately left the area.

Duluth Patch has more on this story.


Georgia Tech Ranked As Country's Best Academic Deal — Midtown Patch

A recent study showed the Georgia Institute of Technology is offering the best academic deal in the United States.

Georgia Tech’s class of 2009 paid almost $88,000 for their four-year degrees, but the median income for those grads was $59,000, which is 67 percent of what they paid.

That put Tech tops in the country according to a study conducted by Smartmoney Magazine. Many Tech students concentrate on science-oriented disciplines such as engineering and software design and that field have remained strong for post-graduate job opportunities.

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