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Jury takes 1 day to convict man of robbing Gwinnett Dollar Tree manager

It only took one day this week to try and convict Demetrice Tyson on charges of robbery and simple battery.

In December 2015, Tyson tackled a Buford Dollar Tree manager who was carrying a bag of cash from the store to be deposited. Tyson took the bag and ran away. 

Witnesses said they saw Tyson draw a knife, but Tyson denied using a knife in the robbery. 

Tyson admitted to the robbery near the Mall of Georgia during trial, the Gwinnett County District Attorney’s office said.

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Tyson’s sentencing has been postponed to a later date, which was not specified.

He was found not guilty of armed robbery, according to the DA’s office.

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