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Cops: Gwinnett robbery suspect strikes half mile from first incident

Less than three weeks after robbing an insurance company on Jimmy Carter Boulevard, the same suspect robbed a wire transfer company less than a mile away, Gwinnett County police said.

The man walked into Intermex Wire Transfer in Norcross on Aug. 25 around 6:15 p.m. and put his hand under his waistband, as if holding a gun, a police report says. The man told a female employee “Give me the money ... this is for real,” and gestured under his shirt as if to say he had a gun. 


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The woman said she could not open the store’s safe, so the man told her to open the cash register, the report says. When she did, he grabbed the cash inside and ran out.

Police believe this is the same man who robbed Spy Insurance on Aug. 5, and he could be responsible for an Aug. 14 robbery in Lilburn. In the Spy Insurance case, he also targeted a female employee and suggested he had a gun. 

The man has been described as 5 feet, 11 inches tall and muscular. He spoke Spanish in the Intermex robbery and may have had a Colombian accent, the woman told police.

Anyone with information on this case 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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