The Hall County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery that occurred Wednesday evening, Jan. 15, at a business in South Hall County.

Deputies responded to the Verizon Wireless store in the 4,000 block of Hwy. 347/Lanier Islands Pkwy. at approximately 8:10 p.m.

During the initial investigation, they determined that a male suspect had robbed two employees of the business at gunpoint. The man made off with store merchandise worth several thousand dollars.

According to early details, the robber approached a female employee near the back door of the business and forced her inside at gunpoint. After getting the merchandise he demanded from a male employee, the suspect told the two victims to lie on the bathroom floor while he escaped. No one suffered injury during the crime.

The robber is described as a black male who was wearing a black shirt, black jacket, jeans and white shoes. He had a towel-like cloth over the bottom of his face and was wearing a hood. The man left the scene in a brown 2008 to 2013 Cadillac CTS.

Anyone with information on the suspect identity or whereabouts should contact HCSO investigator Grindle at 770-533-7687.

The incident remains under investigation by the HCSO.


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