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Posted: January 3, 2017 5:11 p.m.

NCSO, Crime Stoppers seek help in identifying armed robber

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The armed robber reaches into the cash register.

Newton County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) Investigators and Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta are seeking the public’s help in reference to a recent armed robbery.

Crime Stoppers Atlanta is offering up to a $2,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment.

Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016 at approximately 10:21 p.m. an armed robbery occurred at the Marathon located at 12752 Highway 278. An unknown black male entered the Marathon wearing all black with a white handkerchief covering his entire face.  The unknown male jumped over the counter, brandished a handgun and demanded money from the clerk.  The clerk complied and the unknown subject left on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

All leads, regardless of how slight, will be followed up on. Please see attached report and video.

NCSO asks that anyone with information regarding the armed robbery please contact Crime Stoppers.

Any information on the case can be submitted anonymously to the Crime Stoppers tip line at 404-577-TIPS (8477), online www.crimestoppersatlanta.org or by texting CSA and the tip to CRIMES (274637). Persons do not have to give their name or any identifying information to be eligible for the reward of up to $2,000.

About Crime Stoppers Atlanta:

Launched in January 2007, Crime Stoppers Atlanta rallies and empowers citizens to take a stand against crime in their communities by providing an avenue for citizens to anonymously report information about criminal activity, or criminals’ whereabouts, and incentivizes them with monetary rewards if the information leads to an arrest and indictment. The information provided through Crime Stoppers Atlanta helps law enforcement officials in their investigations and can play a major role in the apprehension of criminals and in securing convictions.

For more information or to donate to the Crime Stoppers Atlanta reward fund visit www.crimestoppersatlanta.org. 

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