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Police asking for public's help in finding pawn shop robbers

NORCROSS - Police continue to look for two men who robbed a Norcross pawn shop and beat an employee last week.

Gwinnett County Police Department spokesman Cpl. Darren Moloney said the two thieves, described as Hispanic men in their late 20s or early 30s, robbed the Pawn Palace at 2070 Beaver Ruin Road at gunpoint Feb. 15.

The employee, whose name is not being released to protect his safety, was assaulted during the afternoon robbery.

According to a police report, one of the men hit the employee in the head with a gun, causing severe bleeding.

"The victim required emergency medical attention after the assault," Moloney said. "He has since been treated and released."

Moloney said the men assaulted the employee and then left the store with an undisclosed amount of money, jewelry and a handgun.

According to the report, blood was found on the walls and counter of the store.

Pictures from video surveillance have been released to help identify the suspects, Moloney said.

The first suspect is described as a Hispanic man, 5 feet 7 inches tall, about 185 pounds with a black moustache, wearing blue jeans and a black jacket at the time of the robbery.

The second suspect is also described as a Hispanic man with a shaved head, thin beard from his ears to his chin, approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall, 200 to 210 pounds and wearing a tan jacket.

Nearby Title Max employees told police they were witnesses to the robbery, according to the report, and the employee fled to their business after the robbery.

The report stated the men later tried to rob the Title Max, but were unsuccessful.

Moloney said the suspects are considered armed and dangerous. He said anyone with information about the men or the incident should call the Gwinnett County Police Department's lead investigator for the case at 770-513-5358.