GCPD seek pair that robbed Snellville Verizon store, maced employees

Gwinnett County Police are actively searching for two suspects who robbed a Snellville Verizon, sprayed two employees with mace, and bound the employees with duct tape before leaving. The suspects fled the store with 65 mobile devices including various smart phones and tablets.

Suspect1Suspect #1 description:

Black male early 20’s

6’0”

Skinny

Black baseball cap

Black sweat shirt with hood

Grey jeans

Black face paint

 

Suspect2Suspect #2 description:

Black male early 20’s

5’7”

Skinny

Black baseball cap

Black zip up hoodie

Black Jeans

Black face paint

 

Shortly after 9am, May 18, 2016, the two suspects entered the store located at 3496 Centerville Hwy. The first suspect walked up to the two employees in the store and said, “I don’t want to hurt you, I just want the phones.” He was followed closely by the second suspect. Both employees were lead to a back safe where the phones were stored. As the first suspect began removing the phones, the second suspect sprayed both employees in the face with mace.

According to the employees, the first suspect got very upset and asked the other suspect, “Why did you spray them?” The first suspect then apologized on behalf of the second suspect and told both employees to make sure they wash their eyes out. Both suspects then bound the employees with duct tape and fled the store.

Though neither suspect displayed a firearm, they are still considered a dangerous pair that poses a risk to the public. If anyone has any information to share in this case, please contact the Robbery Unit at 770 513-5300.  To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404 577-TIPS (8477) or visit www.crimestoppersatlanta.org.  Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.  Case Number(s): 16-045306

Author: Jason

Jason Brooks is the owner and editor of Grayson Local. A resident of Grayson for over 14 years, he loves the Grayson community and the potential it holds. A former pastor, Jason now works as a freelance writer. He has written for The John Maxwell Company, North Point Ministries, The Ford Motor Company, Catalyst, and several regional magazines as well. You can follow Jason on Twitter (@JasonMuses).

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