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Police searching for man who stole $30 from deli, fled on bicycle
Suspect also tried to take money from woman outside church
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Gainesville police are looking for a man who robbed Schlotzky's Deli Monday night and tried to rob a woman leaving a church, getting away both times on a green and black bicycle.

Police described the suspect as a white man in his 40s, wearing a light-colored T-shirt, blue jeans and a ball cap. He has brown hair, brown eyes and is about 6 foot 4, weighing about 180 pounds.

The man walked into Schlotzsky's at 302 Broad St. and asked the clerk for change.

When the clerk opened the cash register, the man reached into the register, grabbed $30 and ran from the store, said Officer Kevin Holbrook, spokesman for the Gainesville Police Department.

Moments later, the man approached a woman leaving St. Luke Church at 115 Washington St. and tried to take her purse. He asked her if she was carrying any money from the church, saying he wasn't interested in the purse.

When she said she didn't have any church money, he took off again on his bike, Holbrook said.

Both incidents took place about 7 p.m.

The suspect "never produced any weapons or threatened anyone," Holbrook said.

Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to call Gainesville police at 770-534-5252.