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Police, fire reports

Convenience store robbed

LAWRENCEVILLE - A store clerk at a Sugarloaf Parkway convenience mart said he was robbed Monday by two black boys so young he thought they were joking.

The two suspects walked in the Shell Quick Mart in the 4700 block of Sugarloaf Parkway just before midnight demanding money, the victim said. The duo wore black hoodies, blue jeans and handkerchiefs over their mouths and noses. One brandished a black revolver, the other a silver revolver, the victim said.

The clerk handed the men the entire tray from the cash register, and they fled toward Old Norcross Road with an undetermined amount of cash, according to a police report. Police were unable to locate them.

The store owner told police he will turn over copies of surveillance footage to investigators, along with an accurate count of the stolen money.

Man hospitalized after kitchen fire

NORCROSS - The occupant of a Norcross duplex was hospitalized Thursday with heat-related injuries after a kitchen caught fire.

The fire occurred just after noon in one side of a Terrace Club Court duplex. The blaze appears accidental, originating from a grease fire on a stove, said Gwinnett County Fire Department spokesman Capt. Thomas Rutledge.

Firefighters controlled the fire in about 25 minutes, Rutledge said.

One adult inside at the time was transported with minor injuries to Gwinnett Medical Center.

The fire caused moderate damage to the kitchen and sent smoke and heat throughout the duplex unit, Rutledge said.

Fire officials contacted the Red Cross to provide assistance for three adults displaced by the damage.