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Restaurant Robbed at Gunpoint By Man Wearing Gray-Hooded Sweatshirt

A lone gunman demanded money from the clerk while pointing a large gun at her chest then made his get-a-way in a red Cadillac Escalade SUV.

A lone gunman held up a Peachtree Corners restaurant, Los Tortas Locas, recently and got away with about $150.00 in cash.

The restaurant is located inside of a Shell Gas Station on the 6000 block of Peachtree Industrial Boulevard. The front register clerk, Zaida Garcia-Perez, told police that a black male wearing a gray-hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled over his head approached the register and told her, "I need something." 

Then the man described as 30 to 35 years old, 5'08" and about 150 pounds, pulled out a large framed automatic handgun and said "Open the register. Give me all the money. Don't move."

The clerk told police afterwards that the man continued pointing the gun directly towards her chest during the incident.

The man then fled the restaurant and was seen climbing into the front passenger side of a red Cadillac Escalade SUV with a temporary tag.

Witnesses told police they saw the vehicle travel through the service station parking lot and head south on the Peachtree Industrial Boulevard access road.

Garcia-Perez told police the man wore a gold bracket over his front top teeth, black cargo pants and black latex gloves on his hands. The robbery took place shortly after 10 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014.

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Brett January 22, 2014 at 07:45 AM
He was described in the article as a black male wearing a hoodie. Though the gold bracket over his teeth, the Cadillac Escalade, and the "big gun" also painted a pretty good picture.
Lou January 22, 2014 at 11:56 AM
Black? I read "lone" gunman. Is Patch too politically correct to tell the race of the gunman? Wouldn't this be essential in identifying him? Why is everything about his description in the article but the race? Inquiring minds want to know.
Brett January 22, 2014 at 12:03 PM
I see the first guy deleted his post. The article clearly says the guy was black.
Judy Putnam (Editor) January 22, 2014 at 12:15 PM
The first post by someone named "Allan" was deleted because it contained a racial slur. Regarding the identity of the gunman, in the second paragraph of the article the man is identified as a black male.
Lou January 22, 2014 at 02:05 PM
Judy, "black" was not there when I read the article. Wonder who inserted it after my post.
Judy Putnam (Editor) January 22, 2014 at 02:32 PM
Sorry to disagree with you Lou, but that detail was including in the original story. I'm the only one who can make changes and I've made no changes to it.

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