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Norcross PD seeking suspect in pedestrian robberies

NORCROSS -- Norcross police are asking for help identifying a man accused of violently robbing several pedestrians last week.

Norcross police spokesman Capt. Brian Harr said the suspect -- described as a heavy-set black male about 6 feet tall and 250 to 275 pounds -- robbed three separate victims in about a 75-minute span starting at 11 p.m. on Sept. 19.

All three robberies occurred in the area of Brook Hollow Parkway and Jimmy Carter Boulevard, where the victims were walking, police said. The suspect, also described as having a "shaved head and face with a five o'clock shadow," reportedly took money and jewelry from the victims using a black semi-automatic handgun with brown grips.

One victim reported seeing the suspect flee in a silver four-door sedan with the numbers "9184" in the tag.

The suspect is considered armed and dangerous, Harr said. Police released a sketch of the suspect on Wednesday.

"The offender took money and jewelry from the victims," Harr said. "On one occasion when the victim did not immediately comply he was struck in the mouth with the firearm."

Anyone having information regarding the suspect or vehicle described should contact Det. Craig Dallape at 770-448-2111, extension 2360, or via email at cdallape@norcrosspd.com.