Gwinnett County police are asking for help identifying three males who robbed a Buford Dollar Store last week and made out with $20,000 worth of jewelry. (Special Photo)
BUFORD — Authorities are asking for help identifying the men who robbed a Buford dollar store last week — and left with thousands of dollars worth of jewelry.
Gwinnett County police spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith said three suspects entered the Dollar Store at 4261 S. Lee St. at about 4 p.m. on June 4, put on masks and produced a handgun. After a clerk removed jewelry from display cases, she was restrained with zip ties.
The three men then took cash from the register and fled through an emergency exit at the back of the store.
“The clerk was able to free herself and went to a neighboring business to call police,” Smith said.
Police believe the culprits escaped with about $20,000 worth of jewelry. The shop is independently owned and not part of the larger Dollar Store franchise, Smith said.
The owners also run a cellphone store next door.
The entire incident was caught on surveillance video and police released still images of the suspects Friday. The three males are described as follows:
— Suspect 1: Light-skinned in his late 30s, with a heavy build, dark hair, mustache and goatee and light-colored eyes. Was seen wearing an Atlanta Braves hat with a “screaming Indian” logo.
— Suspect 2: Black, in his mid-20s with dreadlocks pulled back into a ponytail. Was seen wearing a black “boonies” style hat.
— Suspect 3: Black, wearing a black hat with black writing and gold sticker on front, red writing on back.
Anyone with information on the crime or the suspects is asked to contact Gwinnett County police robbery detectives at 770-513-5300. Those wishing to remain anonymous can also contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS or at crimestoppersatlanta.org.