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Police: Stolen vehicle from Oakwood used in armed robbery at Gainesville store
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A man wearing a ski mask and all black clothing showed a gun to a convenience store clerk and demanded money, police said.

Gainesville Police are investigating an armed robbery from around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8 at King Food Mart on Athens Street.

Store owner Muhammad Khan said his brother was working last night when the man came in and demanded money.

The suspect was handed $150, and he left the store in a black Toyota Highlander SUV.

“Gainesville officers reviewed surveillance footage to get better descriptions of the suspect and suspect vehicle. The license plate of a black Toyota Highlander was partially identifiable in the video and officers quickly provided vehicle descriptions over the radio to local law enforcement,” according to Gainesville Police.

The car was found unoccupied on Patterson Drive, and officers discovered it was reported stolen from Oakwood.

Oakwood Police Investigator Todd Templeton confirmed the car was recently stolen out of Oakwood but did not know the exact date or circumstances.

The suspect was described as a Hispanic man wearing a black jacket, black pants and black shoes.

Anyone with information on the incident or suspect is asked to call the Gainesville Police investigators at 770-534-5252.