Just after 7 p.m. on Jan. 14, a witness called 911 after seeing two people wearing dark clothing and ski masks exit the store. The witness advised one of the men had a handgun.
The men walked toward the rear of the building and headed down Hardigree Road. A short time later, the witness saw a vehicle leave the area, but was unable to provide a make or model of the vehicle.
Deputies and a Gwinnett County Police Department K9 unit searched the area, but were unable to locate the men.
When interviewed by authorities, the store clerk said after the two men entered the store, one of them pointed a gun at him. One of the men then jumped up on the counter and the other subject walked around the counter. The men emptied the cash drawers and took the clerk's phone and key ring. The cash drawers, according to the store owner, contained approximately $4,500.
At the time of the incident, one of the suspects was wearing a black coat with the words "New York" on the back. He was also wearing dark blue jeans, a green ski mask, black gloves and tennis shoes. The second suspect was wearing a camouflage jacket, green ski mask, gray pants and a gray shirt. The clerk said he believed both of the men were black.
The incident was very similar to one which occurred less than two months ago at the same store. Both the clerk and a Statham man were robbed.
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