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Donut shop robbed in East Atlanta

Police are searching for a man who robbed a 24-hour donut shop at gunpoint in East Atlanta.

The incident happened just before 2:30 a.m. Friday at Happy Donuts in the 300 block of Flat Shoals Avenue, Atlanta police Officer Donald Hannah said.

The robber was wearing a green trench coat, black sweatpants, a ski mask and gloves when he took out a gun and pointed it at the manager.

According to a police report, the robber said, “Give me the money!” 

He then took $80 and tried unsuccessfully to open a locked register. 

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He eventually ran out of the store, headed east on McPherson Avenue and got into a car waiting for him at Trilby Avenue, Hannah said.

There were about three other people in the car, which continued east down McPherson from Flat Shoals Avenue.

Daryl Marshall, the shop manager for 18 years, told Channel 2 Action News he followed the robber outside and saw him get away.

“I screamed to let everyone know he had robbed me,” Marshall said.

This isn’t the first time the shop has been robbed but Marshall said he doesn’t plan to quit anytime soon.

“There are some crazy people out there,” he said. “You can’t let them win.”

No customers were at the restaurant during the robbery, police said.

Authorities are trying to access surveillance cameras in the area to help identify the robber.

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