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Rifle pulled on 2 as they left church

Surveillance photos show the man who authorities are seeking in connection with an armed robbery outside of a church. (Credit: Rockdale County Sheriff's Office)
Surveillance photos show the man who authorities are seeking in connection with an armed robbery outside of a church. (Credit: Rockdale County Sheriff's Office)

Authorities said they need the public’s help finding a man who robbed two people at gunpoint as they left church.

The man approached the victims from behind as they left Crossroads United Methodist Church in Conyers about 7:50 p.m. Saturday, Rockdale County sheriff’s Sgt. Michael Cobb said.

The man had a bolt-action rifle and demanded the victims’ wallets, according to the sheriff’s office. He then ran behind the church, where surveillance cameras captured him driving away in a 1997-2000 model Lexus ES or LS with a sunroof, Cobb said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 770-278-8154.

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