Another Robbery Reported at Norcross Metro PCS

An employee of a Norcross-area cell phone store said a man walked into the store and forced her into a bathroom.

On Aug. 31, Gwinnett County police responded to a report of an armed robbery at a Metro PCS store at 5050 Jimmy Carter Boulevard, in unincorporated Norcross.

According to a police report, a robbery happened about 5:30 p.m., when one employee was in the cell phone store helping a customer.

A man entered the store, grabbed a brochure off the counter and then waited until the only customer remaining in the store left. At that time, he pulled a silver handgun from his pocket and pointed the gun into the employee's stomach, according to a police report based on the witness statement.

Then the employee "immediately put her hands into the air," the report stated. After the suspect told her put her hands down, he then directed her to the back of the store.

"Go into the bathroom and don't come out," the victim said the suspect told her.

The employee said she locked herself in the bathroom, and after 20 minutes to 30 minutes, the reports states that she unlocked the door and ventured into the store.

According to the report, the employee said she noticed her Sony black laptop and about $2,000 from the cash register were missing.

Police could not review video footage, as the store's camera system was not working, and businesses in the area also did not have video surveillance that was of use.

The employee also told police she knew that the suspect did not touch the counters where fingerprints could be retrieved.

Area business owners told police that they did not see a suspect matching the description -- a black man wearing a black hat, a white T-shirt and black pants -- given by the employee.

Gwinnett County Police Department is continuing to investigate.

Inside Police Reports runs regularly every week. The information is based solely on police incident reports provided on request.

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