Gwinnett cops looking for suspect in taxi carjacking

2:50 p.m Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Gwinnett County
Gwinnett County Police Department
Gwinnett County police are looking for a man who allegedly carjacked a taxi driver on May 9 in Norcross.

Gwinnett County police are looking for a man suspected of carjacking a taxi driver on May 9.

The driver picked up the suspect from the Shell gas station at Jimmy Carter Boulevard and Peachtree Industrial Boulevard in Norcross and drove him to an apartment complex.

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Once they got to the complex on Preston Lake Drive, the suspect pulled out a gun and demanded the driver hand over all his money, police said. After the driver gave the suspect the money, the suspect forced the driver out of the car and drove away. 

The suspect is described as approximately 20 years old, standing 5 feet 6 inches. He was wearing a black T-shirt, olive green pants, white sneakers and a blue backpack the day of the incident. The taxi has been recovered.

Anyone with information on this case or the suspect is asked to contact Gwinnett County detectives at 770-513-5300 or Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477. Crime Stoppers tips may be rewarded with up to $2,000 if they lead to an arrest or indictment.

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