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Package store heist ends with no arrests
0124Robbery
Gainesville Police Department officers secure the scene of an armed robbery Friday afternoon at Star Package Store on Atlanta Highway.

Police and sheriff’s officers searched without success for a trio of robbers who held up a Gainesville liquor store shortly after noon Friday.

Gainesville Police Lt. Brian Kelly said the Star Package store at 1506 Atlanta Highway was robbed at gunpoint around 12:35 p.m. There were no injuries during the robbery.

The store’s owner, an employee and a customer were inside when two Hispanic males and a Hispanic female entered the business and demanded money, Kelly said. The victims handed over the money, and the robbers fled in a red, older Chevrolet Astro van heading out of town, Kelly said.

The two men were armed with handguns; the woman was not, Kelly said.

The robbers appeared to be in their 20s. The woman wore a white, long-sleeved shirt with tassels in front and a brown hat. Both men wore leather jackets and blue jeans, witnesses told police.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Gainesville police at 770-534-5254.

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