Pedestrian dies after being struck on Highway 41
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A woman was struck and killed in the early hours of Tuesday along the roadway in Cartersville.

Georgia State Patrol Public Information Officer Gordy Wright confirmed a pedestrian was struck and killed at 12:10 a.m. on U.S. Highway 41 at the intersection of Mac Johnson Road. The victim was identified as Christina Mae Warner, 27, of Cartersville.

The first vehicle, which was described as a dark blue passenger vehicle, to strike the victim did not stop.

Wal-Mart shopper hit by vehicle

On Monday just after 5 p.m., a Bartow County Sheriff’s Office deputy was dispatched to Hawk Stone Court in Rydal in reference to reckless driving.

The deputy met with the victim who allegedly was hit by a vehicle in the Wal-Mart parking lot.

The victim told the deputy that she was at Wal-Mart around 6:50 a.m. As she got out of her vehicle, according to the incident report, she heard the vehicle next to her start its engine. The victim said she was afraid and took off running. The vehicle allegedly hit the victim’s left hip with its rear bumper, but the contact did not leave a mark.

The victim believes the vehicle that hit her was a white or yellow truck. The incident reportedly took place on the grocery side of the parking lot; the victim could not remember what row she was in. She told the deputy she waited to file the report because she did not want to be late for work.

Pharmacy robber at large

Just before 11 p.m. Monday, a deputy was dispatched to Best Pharmacy, located at 108 Merchant Square Drive, Cartersville, in reference to a burglary alarm. Further investigation yielded burglary.

Upon arrival the deputy observed the front glass door had been shattered. The owner of the business was notified and arrived shortly after. The deputy photographed the scene and collected a lug nut wrench as evidence.

The owner of the business allowed the deputy to view the security camera footage. Upon reviewing security camera footage, a white male wearing a light tan or green jacket, khaki pants, brown shoes and black gloves was seen entering the store through the broken glass door. After he entered the store, he put on a blue toboggan and went toward the back of the store. He appeared about a minute later carrying a white bag with stolen items inside.

After doing a brief inventory, the owner of the business realized an envelope containing $600 was missing from her office area.

The suspect has not yet been located.