Armed man takes cash from cleaners

•BUFORD - Police are looking for a man in connection with an armed robbery at Georgia Cleaners and Alterations.

According to reports, an employee entered the store at the 3200 block of Woodward Crossing a little after 7 a.m., Monday to clean.

The victim left the back door open to allow the mopped floor to dry, and returned to the front of the store. Soon after, a black man between the ages of 20 and 30 entered through the opened door, carrying a black handgun.

The suspect punched the victim in the back of the head, asking where the money was, screaming "Don't look at me."

The suspect was led to the register and then told the victim to lie on the ground. The man stole the victim's wallet and an undisclosed amount of money from the register and fled.

The victim called his wife after a period of time, and she called 911.

The suspect is still at large.

Teen charged with painting graffiti

•LAWRENCEVILLE - A 13-year-old Norcross boy has been arrested and charged in connection with an incident of criminal damage to property.

Police say the teen spray-painted an abandoned house with graffiti, some of which included gang signs.

The incident at the home, located at 1428 Bridgestone Drive, was believed to be first vandalized on Sept. 11.

The teen is charged with a felony count of criminal damage to property in the first degree and one misdemeanor count of possession of tools used for the commission of a crime.

The Gwinnett Police Department's Gang Task Force Unit is credited in the case.

- From staff reports