The Gwinnett County Police Department is experiencing a rise in robberies in the Norcross and Tucker areas. Courtesy Gwinnett Police Department

Gwinnett police offer tips to avoid robbery in Norcross, Tucker areas

The Gwinnett County Police Department is experiencing a rise in robberies in the Norcross and Tucker areas. In these incidents, the victims are mostly Latino/Hispanic. Police are offering a few safety tips/reminders to help citizens avoid these crimes.

Tips include reminders to use well-lit streets and sidewalks when walking to and from work and businesses. Avoid cutting through apartment complexes and heavily traveled short cuts and pathways and walk in groups. Consider using taxis, Uber, or Lyft to get to your destination. If carrying cash, do not carry large amounts or more than is needed. Report any suspicious activity, including robberies and attempted robberies, immediately to police; any delay in the investigation can affect the outcome.

According to the Gwinnett Police, “Immigration status has no effect on these cases being investigated and is not a factor in our response.” Calls to the 911 call center can be made even if Spanish is the primary language.

Information to provide contact the police non-emergency number at 770-513-5700 and dial “911” for emergencies.

Information to share in any case, contact GCPD detectives at 770-513-5300. To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit www.crimestoppersatlanta.org. Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in each case.

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