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Man used rock, gun to steal contents of safe at Shallowford Road Arby’s
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A robber forced an Arby’s employee at gunpoint Monday night to open the restaurant’s safe, police said.

Gainesville Police are looking for the robber, who broke the door glass with a rock around 11:30 p.m. Monday, May 6, at the Shallowford Road restaurant in Gainesville.

Only three employees were inside trying to close the restaurant.

“The suspect brandished a firearm and ordered the employees to the ground. He then asked for all the money. At gunpoint, he forced one of the employees to open the safe,” Chief Jay Parrish wrote in a news release.

The robber took the safe’s contents and left. He was described as a dark-skinned man, who was tall, slender and had short hair. He was seen wearing a black shirt and dark-colored pants.

Officers later encountered someone who looked like the robber, but that person ran toward the area of Browns Bridge Road and Hudgins Drive.

“There was no surveillance video of the robbery. Detectives were able to collect some evidence that will hopefully provide leads,” Parrish said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the investigator at 770-535-5276.

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