Armed man robs restaurant

•LAWRENCEVILLE -A Moe's Southwest Grill was robbed Sunday when the manager arrived for work.

The manager of the Lawrenceville location at 1475 Pleasant Hill Road told police a man approached her asking about employment with the restaurant.

The suspect, described as either a Hispanic or light-skinned black man in his 20s, approached the manager at about 7:30 a.m.

As the manager asked the man to return during normal business hours to fill out an application, the suspect placed a gun in the small of her back and pushed her into the business, the report stated.

The manager opened the safe and handed the suspect a bag containing about $2,000 in cash, she told police.

The man ran out the back door, as the alarm company called to check on the business, according to the report.

The suspect is described as 6 feet, 1 inch tall and weighing 180 pounds with dark colored hair, a scruffy chin-strap style beard and a goatee. The manager also said the man had a mark starting on the bridge of his nose down to below his eye. He was wearing black khaki-style pants with a black zip-up hooded sweatshirt.

Forgery suspects arrested

•LAWRENCEVILLE - A suspect in a bank forgery was arrested shortly after the incident, when a bank customer recognized him at a nearby gas station.

According to the police report, a man entered the People's Bank on Buford Drive at about 12:49 p.m. Friday to cash a fraudulent check for nearly $1,000

Later, five black men, dressed in hard hats and reflective vests, entered the bank and attempted to cash what they said were payroll checks, the report stated.

Knowing the account was compromised, tellers attempted to keep the suspects occupied until police arrived, the report said. Two of the men were still inside the bank when police arrived but others had left.

A witness spotted one of them at a gas station, and police were able to arrest him. The suspects were taken to Gwinnett County police headquarters for interviews by detectives.

Racial graffiti painted in front of home

•GRAYSON - Racial remarks and a Confederate flag were spray-painted in the roadway in front of a Grayson house Sunday.

According to a police report, an unknown person spray-painted several ethnic slurs along with the Confederate symbol in front of a Kings Pistol Court house Sunday.

The victim said no Hispanics live at the house.

The day before, someone had spray-painted some of the victim's flowers and a tree trunk with bright pink paint, and on Oct. 5, a small black SUV drove into her yard, causing trench-type damage, according to the report.

Woman finds man dressed in her robe

•NORCROSS - A Norcross woman found a surprise in her bedroom when she arrived home Sunday - a stranger dressed in her pink bathrobe.

The woman came home at about 5:30 p.m. to find her door frame damaged and a man in her house. According to a report, she locked the man inside and called police.

When officers arrived, they found a man lying face-down asleep in the bedroom of the apartment, dressed only in the pink bathrobe, according to a police report.

The man, Jose Alvarado, was handcuffed, and while officers were searching for his clothes, they found crack cocaine in a small bag, the report stated. He admitted he recently smoked some of the drugs. Alvarado, who said he was homeless, was charged with burglary and possession of cocaine. - From wire reports