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Police searching for suspect in gas station armed robbery

LOGANVILLE — Gwinnett police are searching for a suspect in an armed robbery Monday at a BP gas station in Loganville.

According to police, the robbery occurred about 5 p.m. when the suspect entered the gas station, produced a handgun, confronted the clerk and demanded cash.

“After obtaining cash from the registers, the suspect forced the clerk into a walk-in freezer and fled the store on foot,” said Cpl. Jake Smith, spokesman for the Gwinnett County Police Department. “The clerk believed the suspect might still be inside when officers arrived, which led to a temporary shutdown of traffic on Highway 78 and Rosebud Road.”

Officers were eventually able to confirm the suspect was last seen running out of the rear emergency exit door.

The suspect is a black male, between 55 to 65 years old, of average height with a thin build, glasses and a black and grey beard.

Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to call Detective Cleland of the Robbery Unit at 770-513-5329. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 404-557-TIPS (8477) or visit www.crimestoppersatlanta.org. Crime Stoppers tipsters are eligible to receive up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment.