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Five Points convenience store robbed Friday
Sheriff's investigators seek information about suspect

An armed robbery at Five Points convenience store Friday night has Bulloch County sheriff's investigators seeking information about the suspect.

Just before closing time, an unknown black male entered the store off Burkhalter and Pretoria-Rushing roads Friday night, produced a small-caliber handgun and demanded cash, said Bulloch County sheriff's Capt. Todd Hutchens.

The suspect was wearing a black ski mask, red and white mitten-style gloves and a green backpack, he said. After the man fled on foot and the clerk, who was not harmed, reported the robbery, Bulloch County sheriff's K9 unit Cpl. Mark Guarino and K9 Gismo arrived at the scene and tracked the man. However, they lost the trail, and it is believed the suspect got into a waiting car and left the area.

Investigators did not reveal the amount of cash taken, he said.

Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to contact Bulloch County sheriff's Investigator Prethenia Cone at (912) 764-1703.

Hutchens said he advises all convenience stores and other businesses and their employees to be aware of their surroundings and be especially vigilant around closing time. 

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