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Sketch of Lilburn robbery suspect released

LILBURN - Police have released the sketch of a suspect wanted in connection with an armed robbery Sunday night at a local convenience store.

In addition to the GBI-produced sketch, portraying a slender black man, three still photos of the suspect and video footage of the incident have been released to local media.

Police hope tips from the public can help bring the suspect to justice, as investigators have been unsuccessful in producing leads.

As for the incident, the suspect entered the Marathon convenience store at 127 Arcado Road around 8:45 Sunday night, using a silver handgun to demand money from the clerk, said Lilburn Police Department spokesman Sgt. Tyler Thomas.

The suspect then fled the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. His direction of travel is unknown.

When police arrived, he was nowhere to be found.

Thomas said the department has not ruled out the possibility that either a get-away driver is involved or the suspect returned to his own vehicle parked somewhere away from the scene.

Video from the convenience store taken during the incident shows the suspect wearing a dark-colored cap and jacket, red shorts and black tennis shoes.

If arrested, the suspect could face charges of armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Thomas said the suspect could also be linked to a Sept. 14 robbery at the Citgo Station on Rockridge Road, and possibly the robbery of the Public Storage on Indian Trail Road reported earlier this year.

Thomas said the suspect in both incidents resembles the one in Sunday night's robbery.

"To me it looks like that guy," Thomas said. "We're not assuming that it's him, but we're not ruling it out either. The video is a pretty good indication that it could be the suspect.

"If we link him to any other crimes, we will certainly charge him for those crimes. And if we end up linking the suspect to crimes outside our jurisdiction, we will certainly coordinate with investigators in those jurisdictions to see that he's charged accordingly."

If you have any information, call the LPD at 770-638-2220.