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Police catch man accused in robbery

WINDER - A Winder man is accused of robbing a 69-year-old man Tuesday afternoon outside a convenience store.

Christopher Neal Rasky, 38, of Winder was arrested after a brief chase with police.

Winder police Lt. Dennis Dorsey said at 5:50 p.m. a man grabbed the victim by the shirt and demanded money outside the Short Stop at 228 N. Broad St. The clerk saw the confrontation and ran to the parking lot, while someone inside the store called police, Dorsey said.

"When the clerk went outside, the man ran off," Dorsey said. "The clerk was standing in the middle of the roadway on West Williams Street when we got there."

The clerk pointed out to officers the direction in which the man fled. Police dog Reno and Sgts. David Garrett and Henry Schotter tracked him to the East Fifth Avenue and New Street area.

"He knew the dog was hot on his trail, so he came out from behind a house," Dorsey said. "We had set up a perimeter and a detective in the area got him."

Rasky was charged with robbery and obstruction. Neither Rasky nor the victim sustained injuries, Dorsey said.

Rasky was denied bond for the robbery charge, but a $1,000 bond was set for the obstruction charge. He remained in the Barrow County Detention Center as of press time Thursday.