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Hallmark store robbed

WINDER - A card store was robbed Thursday.

Winder police officer David Willoughby said an unidentified black man allegedly robbed employees of the Lauren's Hallmark in the Winder Corners Shopping Center at gunpoint.

The man appeared to be shopping in the store between 12:30 and 1 p.m., the employee told police, before he brought his items to the cash register.

When the employee began to ring up the purchase, the man pulled out what appeared to be a gun, Willoughby said, and demanded that the employee open the register. Willoughby did not say how much money the suspect took.

The man attempted to force two employees into a back room before he left, Willoughby said. He was later seen getting into a turquoise PT Cruiser, Willoughby said.

The man was described as a 40-year-old black male between 5 feet 7 inches and 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing between 160 and 180 pounds.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to contact Willoughby at 770-867-2156.