A Suwanee convenience store clerk was robbed at gunpoint in a robbery earlier this month, and police note that the incident was similar to one on Buford Highway.
According to Suwanee police, on May 3, a clerk at the Chevron store in the 300 block of Peachtree Industrial Boulevard was closing the store shortly before 11 p.m. when he was approached by the suspect, who was carrying a semiautomatic handgun.
The suspect pointed the handgun at the back of the clerk’s head and told the clerk to open the door and go back inside the store. Once inside, the store clerk was told to hand the suspect the “register” and to “hurry, hurry, hurry.”
The “register” was determined to be the cash register drawer, which contained $500 dollars. The clerk was unable to recover the footage from the store camera; no vehicle was observed.
The suspect was described as a black male, about 5-foot-7, of average height and build, and wearing black garb.
Gwinnett Police later reported that a similar robbery occurred about 11:30 p.m. at a Shell station on Buford Highway. That suspect also used a semiautomatic handgun and took a register drawer with cash. That suspect was described as a black male, about 6-foot and 175 pounds, wearing black garb and a black mask.
Suwanee Police say the Chevron store incident is still being investigated.