An apron-wearing man allegedly stole a pickup truck Tuesday morning in Chamblee before driving to a Peachtree Corners beauty store and taking money out of the cash register.
Chamblee police responded at 11:29 a.m. to a stolen vehicle call at 1800 Century Parkway, a business complex, after a man allegedly climbed into the passenger side of a green Chevrolet Colorado and drove away, police Sgt. Chris Newberry said.
The truck’s owner was talking on the phone outside the vehicle when the suspect asked him for a ride. When the owner refused, the man got into the truck, started the engine and verbally threatened the owner before driving off. There was no violence of any kind during the incident, and the suspect did not use a weapon, Newberry said.
Less than half an hour later, Gwinnett County police responded to a robbery at Buddy Beauty Mart at 7050 Jimmy Carter Boulevard. A police video appears to show the suspect, wearing an apron and bright blue pants, reaching across the counter and grabbing several hundred dollars from the register while a worker completed a transaction.
Channel 2 Action News reported that the suspect unsuccessfully tried to rob the Family Dollar next door before entering the beauty store. He was last seen fleeing in the truck on Jimmy Carter Boulevard.
The beauty store and Family Dollar are located in the same complex where a food truck was stolen earlier this month.
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