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Gunman robs victim inside Athens convenience store

Updated: May 1

By Joe Johnson

A 47-year-old man was robbed at gunpoint Monday night in the Airport Mini Mart convenience store on Winterville Road.

The robbery that occurred at about 11:30 p.m. was witnessed by several other people who were in the store at the time, according to police.

The victim and witnesses told police that a black male wearing a camouflage face mask entered the store with a silver handgun already drawn and pointed it at the victim until he surrendered all of his money.

The victim said he gave the gunman $1,000 that was in his pocket, at which time the suspect ran from the store toward the nearby Glenn Park Community trailer park, according to police.

Officers responded with a K-9 unit but were unable to locate the gunman.

The victim thought that the suspect somehow knew he was carrying a lot of cash because he didn’t try to take money from the store’s cash register, police said.

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May 01

Seems targeted to me


Of course he knew. Which buddy of his told the robber is the question?

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