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Investigators seek suspects in convenience store robbery
Clerk says man, woman dressed in all black held him at gunpoint
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Bulloch County sheriff's investigators are seeking information about a man and woman suspected in the Friday night armed robbery of a remote convenience store.

Around 7 p.m. Friday, sheriff's deputies responded to the Lucky Food Mart at the corner of Highway 46 and Sinkhole Road, where the clerk told them he had been robbed at gunpoint.

A man and woman, both in all black clothing and wearing black masks, entered the store and confronted the clerk. 

"The man gave the orders for the clerk to give them the money," said sheriff's Capt. Todd Hutchens. "They presented themselves as having a gun."

The couple forced the clerk to hand over an undisclosed amount of cash, then fled the store on foot. The two got into a car and left the scene, but the store clerk was unable to give detailed descriptions of the vehicle and the suspects, he said. The clerk was unharmed.

Investigators are reviewing surveillance video.

The store was the target of an unrelated crime in November, when a man reportedly stole at least seven U-Haul trucks, one at a time, from the store. That man, Austin Daniel Winge, 21, was arrested after a Georgia State Patrol traffic stop.

Hutchens said anyone with information about the armed robbery Friday night is asked to contact sheriff's Inv. John Quattlebaum at (912) 764-1785. 

Herald reporter Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414.

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