Nail salon robbed
•LAWRENCEVILLE - Two men wearing black masks and carrying guns on Friday held up employees and customers at Q Nails at 2001 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road.
Witnesses said the suspects entered the store about 8 p.m., brandished handguns and took everyone's money, identification and car keys. At least eight people were in the shop at the time, according to a police report.
The suspects told everyone if they called police, they would come to their house and kill them. The robbers then bound the victims with zip ties and made them lie face-down in a back storeroom.
The first suspect was a skinny black man about 6 feet 1 inch tall, the police report stated. The other man was reportedly of a larger build "as if he worked out" and is between 5 feet 9 and 5 feet 11 inches tall.
Texaco station robbed
•SUWANEE - A pair of robbers wearing gloves and masks on Friday robbed Texaco at 2161 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road, just down the street from a robbery at a nail salon.
It was unclear Monday whether the incidents were related. According to the police report, the two suspects entered the Texaco at 11:30 p.m. and told everyone, including customers in line, to get on the floor. One of the robbers reportedly went behind the counter to take money from the register and place it in a plastic bag.
The two men ran out of the store and were heard leaving in a vehicle, but none of the victims saw the getaway car, the police report stated.
Man charged with public indecency
•SNELLVILLE - A Snellville man was arrested Wednesday, accused of allegedly exposing himself while driving to work in his car.
A woman called 911 to report she had seen the same man three times over the past month masturbating in his car while driving on the road next to her on Sugarloaf Parkway. The woman finally wrote down the suspect's tag number, and police were soon dispatched to the home of the registered owner, 38-year-old John Rusty Brown.
When questioned about the accusations, Brown admitted to having a problem of masturbating while he drives, according to a police report. He told officers he usually reads a pornographic magazine while doing so on his way to work, and Sugarloaf Parkway near U.S. Highway 29 is his preferred "stretch of road."
Brown never intended to scare or stalk the woman and told police he can't help himself, the police report stated. He was charged with public indecency.
- From staff reports