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Two indicted for dine and dash, stealing patron’s wallet at Cumming restaurant
Allen and Dickerson
Melissa Ann Allen and Andrew Wayne Dickerson.

Two north Forsyth residents were recently indicted for allegedly stealing a man’s wallet and leaving a local restaurant without paying.

Melissa Ann Allen, 28, and Andrew Wayne Dickerson, 30, were each indicted on one count of robbery by sudden snatching, obstruction of an officer and theft of services stemming from a March 29 incident at Rio Balsas Taqueria on Dahlonega Highway in Cumming, according to a Forsyth County Superior Court bill of indictment.

On Wednesday, March 29, deputies responded to the restaurant after a 911 caller said the pair stole a wallet that had $900 in cash in it, according to an incident report from the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.

Though Allen and Dickerson fled the scene, one deputy quickly apprehended the woman, where he found “a pink in color purse as well as a [camouflage] in color wallet with its contents strewn across the grass.”

Dickerson escaped into the woods, where deputies apprehended him with a K-9 unit.

“Allen was obvious intoxicated, as she smelled of an alcoholic beverage,” the report said. “She was uncooperative as she refused commands and was ultimately placed in the back of [a] marked patrol vehicle.

“Once units had apprehended Dickerson, Allen was observed banging on the rear window of the patrol vehicle … Allen [had] slipped her handcuffs off and retrieved them from the driver side rear door panel after multiple requests.”

After a brief scuffle that involved Allen reportedly attempting to kick the officer and get away, she said she was pregnant.

She remains in the Forsyth County Jail on a $16,344 bond. Dickerson is currently being held on a $27,520 bond.

Forsyth County Superior Court Judge David Dickinson will preside over the cases, for which no further dates have been set.