Man shot in Norcross robbery

A sketch of the suspect from the armed robbery

A sketch of the suspect from the armed robbery

NORCROSS — A man was shot outside his Norcross area home early Friday morning during an armed robbery.

After a shift at work, Bobby Swanger, 25, was returning to his Traymore Drive home at about 4:15 a.m., when he was approached by a man pointing a gun at him and asking for his wallet, Gwinnett County Police spokesman Cpl. Ed Ritter said.

As the man reached for his wallet, the suspect shot him in the shoulder. He was shot again, ths time in the leg, as he ran toward his house, Ritter said.

While Swanger was transported to Gwinnett Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, police began a search for the suspect, who left in an unknown direction, Ritter added.

The suspect is described as a light-skinned black male, wearing a white T-shirt and dark shorts. In his early 20s and approximately 5’11 and 210 pounds, the man had light facial hair and was wearing a large, dark-colored hat, Ritter said.

Investigators are looking into the possibility that the suspect is connected to several other armed robberies in recent weeks.

Police are asking that anyone with information about the incident or the suspect call investigators at 770-513-5319 or 770-513-5300.


kevin 1 year, 6 months ago

Too bad this victim wasn't carrying a weapon. This incident would have ended for the criminal in an instant. DOA.


notblind 1 year, 6 months ago

Actually, a more current article says that the victim was carrying a gun but the perp got the jump on him. There are instances where a weapon will do you no good and you are better off giving up your stuff. Like this guy apparently did. Still got shot. We may not have all the facts. Should white people be protesting and rioting ?


mrbigt 1 year, 6 months ago

Well lets be honest here if the victim had a gun and had shot the robber first then rev al, jessie jackson and the privledged black class would be up in arms about that poor at risk black male loosing his life so if you think one of these thugs are about to jack you then hand over the wallet, car keys and Iphone quickly and lay face down on the ground so they can leave quitely without there being any kind of a scene. Just saying


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