Man takes cash, beer from store

NORCROSS - A man held up the Citgo gas station at 5910 Jimmy Carter Blvd. on Saturday, stealing a 12-pack of beer and an undisclosed amount of cash.

The robber entered the store to purchase beer earlier that afternoon, but the clerk turned him away because he didn't have any identification. The suspect returned again at 9:25 p.m., grabbed a 12-pack of beer from the refrigerator and sat it on the counter, according to a police report.

When asked again for his ID, the man rifled through his pockets and then brandished a handgun and demanded money. He fled with the beer and an undisclosed amount of cash.

Man robbed

NORCROSS - A Norcross man was abducted and robbed Sunday at Park Colony Apartments at 3600 Park Colony Drive.

The victim, 22, was stopped when five men approached his van. One of the suspects punched the victim through an open window. The other suspects climbed into the back of the van and put a gun to his side.

Someone struck the victim over the head with a baseball bat and pulled him into the back seat, where he fell unconscious. The victim told police he awoke as he was being thrown out of the van at Silverleaf Apartments. His wallet and cell phone were gone. The van was found abandoned.

- From staff reports