Two arrested in armed robbery
•DULUTH - Gwinnett County police Saturday arrested two men suspected of robbing an employee of The Shoe Department in Duluth of a night deposit bag containing about $3,200.
The employee told police he was in the parking lot of The Shoe Department at 3510 Mall Blvd. about 10 p.m. Saturday when two men approached him. The employee said one of the men pointed a small handgun at him and demanded money, so he gave them the night deposit bag.
Sanchez Lorenzo Flint, 18, of Lawrenceville and Terrail Devon Flint, 19, are being held in the Gwinnett County Detention Center on charges of armed robbery and obstructing or hindering a law enforcement officer.
While at the jail, officers noticed Sanchez Flint had a rubber band around the right leg of his pants, and when the rubber band was taken off, "an abundance" of $100, $50 and $20 bills fell out of his pants, the police report states.
Officers counted 21 $100 bills, two $50 bills and 51 $20 bills. The store employee told police there were 21 $100 bills, two $50 bills and 50 $20 bills in the deposit bag.
Man pistol-whipped during robbery
•NORCROSS - An employee of the Urban Clothing Co. at 7050 Jimmy Carter Blvd. told Gwinnett County police on Friday a man hit him on the forehead with a pistol and, along with two other men, took merchandise from the store.
The employee said three men entered the store at about 1:45 p.m. Friday. One of the men approached the employee, said "You know what this is" and brandished a black firearm.
The employee said he told the man, "No, I don't know what this is." The man with the gun then hit him with the gun, dragged the employee into the bathroom and placed duct tape on the employee's mouth and arms.
After the three men left, the employee freed himself and went to a neighboring business to call police.
The robbers were described as a 6-foot black man with a shaved head, a 5-foot-7-inch black man with dreadlocks and a 5-foot-8-inch black man with dreadlocks.
Robbers knock man unconscious
•LAWRENCEVILLE - A Lawrenceville man told Gwinnett County police he was hit in the face with an unknown object and knocked unconscious by two men who jumped out from behind a car in the parking lot of an apartment complex.
The man told police he was leaving The Arbors at Sugarloaf at about 2:30 a.m. Friday when the incident happened. When he woke up, he noticed the money in his pocket was missing.
The man was taken to the Gwinnett Medical Center.
Store robbed of video game systems
•LAWRENCEVILLE - An employee of the Blockbuster Video at 4850 Sugarloaf Parkway told Gwinnett County police on Thursday three to four men broke into the back office of the store and stole 12 Xbox 360s and a Dell laptop computer while two other men kept him busy in the video game section.
Another store employee told police he did not notice anyone in the back until he saw a group of men leaving through the rear exit.
In the office, police saw "the cage (where) the games were kept had been cut and peeled back." Outside, police found an empty Dell computer box.
- From staff reports