Gwinnett County Police are investigating a March 23 robbery that occurred at a Buford Highway grocery store.
Police were dispatched to the Ruelas Supermarket, located at 1325 Buford Highway, in response to a call from a Sugar Hill woman who witnessed the robbery. The woman told police she was standing near the front door when a male armed with a silver gun ran into the store, pointed the gun at a cashier and took money from the register. The woman said the man was wearing a black jacket, black cap and had a bandana covering his mouth and nose.
A second witness watched the male run out of the store and through the woods to a nearby apartment complex. The witness said the suspect got into a blue Honda Accord where a second male was waiting. The witness provided police with a tag number of the vehicle.
By the time police arrived at the store, the cashier who had been robbed was already back at work. The cashier, who was not hurt in the incident, said the suspect had a "big gun" and spoke English when he demanded the money out of the cash drawer.
The supermarket owner showed police surveillance footage of the robbery. According to the incident report, the footage showed the male enter the business wearing a black hat, black jacket and white gloves. The male was carrying a silver gun in his right hand and was wearing a blue and white bandana over his face.
"The suspect goes directly to the check-out counter," the officer wrote. "He reaches over the counter where the cashier is standing with the register open and begins taking money out. When the suspect is finished taking the cash, he runs back out the front door and goes to the right."
Approximately $800-$900 in cash was taken during the robbery.
"Radio received several calls regarding a blue Accord driving erratically," the officer noted. "Several officers were on the lookout, but were not able to locate the suspect vehicle."
The case is listed as active.
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