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Pawn shop firearms theft in Cumming leads to chase, 6 arrests
No one hurt after shot fired during robbery; 1 suspect still at large
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Six suspects are in custody after several firearms were stolen early Saturday from a Cumming pawn store, leading to a police chase down Ga. 400.

Police still are looking for a seventh suspect, a 32-year-old black man.

Cpl. Pete Sabella of the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office said authorities received the call around 5:25 a.m. Saturday after seven male suspects used a pickup truck to get into Forsyth County Pawn Inc. at 211 Atlanta Road by backing into the front of the building. The men were all wearing sweatshirts and bandanas, and began taking firearms, he said.

Once inside, Sabella said the suspects encountered an employee and one shot was fired. No one was hit or hurt.

The men escaped in a pickup truck, which officers spotted on Ga. 400 southbound near McFarland Parkway. A chase ensued after an attempted traffic stop. During the chase, a wheel fell off the truck on Windward Parkway near the Morris Road and Deerfield Parkway intersection.

Sabella said two suspects were arrested after the crash and the rest were caught later. Five of the men are adults, including the one still at-large, the other a 16 year-old.

All have been charged with armed robbery.

The robbery was the second in Forsyth County this month to use a vehicle to gain entry to a business and take guns. Around 4:30 a.m. on Dec. 1, 12-15 pistols and semi-automatic rifles were stolen from Bulls Eye Marksman Gun Club in south Forsyth.

Sabella said it is too early in the investigation for any connection to be drawn between the two thefts. 

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Detective Norton with the Forsyth County sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Section at 770-781-3087.

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