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Group attempts to rob man in lot

LAWRENCEVILLE - A Lawrenceville man was confronted by five black men in the parking lot of his apartment complex early Tuesday morning, a police report said.

The man was walking toward his residence in the Sweetwater Glenn Apartments at 2:10 a.m. when the men approached him.

When one yelled at him to put everything on the ground, the victim took off running and began yelling for someone to call the police.

The men immediately fled the area on foot.

Men robbed of cash, assaulted

LAWRENCEVILLE - Two men were leaving a friend's Lawrenceville apartment early Tuesday morning when two black men, one with a knife and one with a gun, demanded their money, a police report said.

One victim gave the men a $100 bill.

When the suspects demanded one of the victim's car keys, he refused and knocked on his friend's door at the Wellington Ridge Apartment complex.

One of the robbers then struck the victim on the top of the forehead with a gun and both suspects fled the scene.

Mugger takes money from man

LAWRENCEVILLE - A Lawrenceville man was leaving his apartment on Monday night when a black man confronted him with a small handgun, a police report said.

When the suspect demanded money, the victim, a resident of the Wesley Place Apartment complex, said he didn't have any.

When the man demanded money again, the victim gave him $60.

The man told the victim to walk away and then fled in the other direction.

Norcross man cut on arm by would-be robbers

NORCROSS - A Norcross man was walking on a trail between Jasmine on the Lake Apartments and Huntington Village Apartments when he was approached by two Hispanic men, both with knives, a police report said.

The men demanded money.

When the victim told the men he knew them and asked why they were doing this, they stabbed him on the forearm and in the abdomen and fled the scene.

The victim described the first man as 20-25 years old with a thin mustache, and described the second man as 30 years old.

Abandoned home catches fire

NORCROSS - Gwinnett firefighters were called Thursday evening to an abandoned house in Norcross that neighbors reported was on fire.

Crews were called to the split-level, wood-frame home on Shadow Court at 7:30 p.m. and had the blaze under control in a half hour, Fire Department spokesman Lt. Thomas Rutledge said.

Rutledge said the fire burned from the ground level to the second floor, causing damages.

No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, Rutledge said.