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10-year-old walks in on gas station robbery

WINDER - Police are still searching for two men who fled the scene of an armed robbery after a 10-year-old girl walked in on the incident late Friday night, said Lt. Todd Druse, spokesman for the Winder Police Department.

Two black men, one of whom had a large caliber handgun in his pants pocket, entered the Kangaroo convenience store at 93 E. May St. in Winder at 10:35 p.m. and demanded money from the clerk, a press release indicated.

The 10-year-old, who was sent in by her mother to pay for gas, realized the store was being robbed after she entered and ran out yelling for her mother to call the police.

The robbers, described as being between ages 17 and 20, fled the scene on foot with $200 in cash and change as well as an unknown number of lottery tickets, the release said.

Druse said police arrived on the scene at 10:43 p.m.

"The area was covered with police," Druse said. "We also had a tracking K-9 on scene, but neither of the suspects were located."

Druse said there was a store video of the incident being reviewed, but no images from the video could be released yet.

No one was injured in the heist, the police report said.

Winder police are asking anyone with information about the case to call them at 770-867-2156.