Man fakes illness before robbing Gwinnett Metro PCS stores

Gwinnett County police are looking for a man who has pretended to be sick before allegedly robbing two Metro PCS stores.

The robberies occurred on Feb. 22 and Feb. 28 at Metro PCS locations in Snellville and Norcross. In both incidents, the man walked into the store covering most of his face with a tissue, saying he was sick. Shortly after entering the store, the man shows a handgun in his waistband and demands cash, police say.

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The suspect is described as a man between 5-foot-11 and 6-foot-2 and weighing between 140 and 180 lbs. He is believed to be between 18 and 27 years old, and was described as having a deep voice and “yellowing eyes.”

Similar robberies have occurred in Henry County. In those cases, the suspect also covered his face with a towel or tissue, claiming to be sick, before robbing Metro PCS stores. Gwinnett County police believe these cases are “most likely related.”

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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School officials confirmed a criminal investigation is currently underway into the situation.

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