Man robs Duluth Fuddruckers

•DULUTH - An unidentified man on Tuesday robbed Fuddruckers restaurant at 2180 Merchants Way in Duluth.

The suspect confronted an employee who was leaving through a side door at 10:15 p.m. and put a gun to his head, according to police reports. The robber ordered the employee to go back inside and then told all the employees to lie on the ground. The suspect identified who the manager was and made everyone move to a back office where he stole money from the safe and placed it into a black backpack.

The suspect then moved the employees to a cooler in the back of the restaurant and fled. The robber is described as a black man, 5 feet 11 inches tall and 170 pounds with a black hooded sweatshirt, black baggie pants. He also wore a scarf over his face and gloves, the report stated.

Arson blamed in house fire

•LAWRENCEVILLE - Someone wrote graffiti on the walls of 3125 Windwood Trail at about noon on Tuesday and then tried to set the residence on fire, according to a police report.

The Fire Department arrived to find dark smoke coming from the residence. Several windows had apparently been broken out and racial slurs and graffiti were written all over the walls. The fire was extinguished. However, the flames caused moderate damage to the garage and smoke damage to the rest of the one-story structure, said Officer Thomas Rutledge, spokesman for the Gwinnett County Fire Department.

- From wire reports