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Police looking for suspect in armed robbery at Hibachi Express in Gainesville
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Gainesville Police released this surveillance image from an Oct. 24 armed robbery at the Hibachi Express on Thompson Bridge Road.

Update, 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12: Gainesville Police released updated surveillance photos Thursday, Nov. 12, from the case.  

“The suspect vehicle is likely a 4-door passenger car,” according to police. 

No further information was provided. 

Anyone with information should call 770-535-3783. 


Original story: Gainesville Police are searching for a man they say robbed a hibachi restaurant in the city over the weekend. 

The armed man was wearing a surgical facemask when he confronted a restaurant clerk at Hibachi Express around 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, and took an undisclosed amount of money, police said. Authorities said the man ran from the business after taking the cash. No one was injured. 

Gainesville Police are investigating the incident at the restaurant on Thompson Bridge Road. 

The suspect was described as a Black man with a skinny build, standing roughly 5 feet, 10 inches tall. He was wearing a gray track jacket, sweatpants, a Polaroid T-shirt and black shoes with white soles. 

Anyone with information is asked to call 770-534-5252 or 770-535-3783. 

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