Police investigate 2nd armed robbery at Austell Walgreens in a month
by Emily Boorstein
July 15, 2014 01:00 AM | 2562 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
For the second time in a month, Cobb police are investigating an armed robbery at an Austell Walgreens.

Investigators say two men entered the drug store on Austell Road at about 4 p.m. Monday and began demanding money from a female employee. One man took money from her register and stole a customer’s wallet while the second forced everyone in the store to the ground, police say.

According to police spokesman Sgt. Dana Pierce, both men fled the store on foot after taking an undisclosed amount of cash.

One of the suspects is described as a 5-foot, 10-inch tall black man last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, a black and white bandanna, jogging pants and blue shoes with white stripes on them. He was armed with a handgun, Pierce said.

Victims told detectives the other suspect sounded like a younger teenager. He is described as a black male who is 5 feet, six inches tall.

Police continue to investigate another armed robbery at the same Walgreens in the early hours of June 16. That suspect has not been apprehended, Pierce said, and is described as a five-foot, five-inch black man with an Afro hairstyle and dressed in all black, including a black bandanna with white markings.

When asked if that Walgreens is particularly a target, Pierce responded, “Any business which is open 24/7 and handles cash and/or drugs is more susceptible to a commercial robbery.”

Anyone with information about either crime is asked to call (770) 499-3945.

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