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Gainesville police searching for suspect in robbery
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Gainesville police are searching for a man accused of robbing The Pantry at Kangaroo on Jesse Jewell Parkway at about 1:18 a.m. Thursday.

A cashier at the business at 506 Jesse Jewell Parkway described the suspect as a black man about 6 feet 2 inches and in his 40s, said Cpl. Joe Britte, spokesman for  the Gainesville Police Department.

The cashier said the man was wearing a white painter’s suit, white hat, black boots and jewelry around his neck and left wrist when he approached the counter and demanded money, Britte said.

The suspect, who had a large knife, took a minimal amount of cash and ran toward West Avenue, Britte said. The cashier was not injured.

Anyone with information on the incident can contact the Gainesville Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 770-534-5254, the tip line at 770-533-5873 or the Hall County Central Communications Center at 770-534-5251.

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