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Wallet Snatched When Teen Pulled Out Money for Weed

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Peachtree Corners, Ga., police news
Peachtree Corners, Ga., police news

A failed drug buy turned into a robbery last week in Peachtree Corners.

Gwinnett Police said a teenager had his wallet stolen when he pulled it out to pay for marijuana around 6 p.m. June 19 at Avala Park Lane and East Jones Bridge Road.

According to the police incident report, the teen, a Norcross High School student, said he and four friends were standing on the sidewalk across the street from the Ingle’s grocery store when two men approached and started talking with the group.

One of the men walked away, then the other asked the group if they wanted to buy some pot. They said yes.

“The suspect asked them how much money they had. The victim pulled out his wallet and counted his money. He told the suspect he had $60,” the police incident report stated. “Suddenly, the suspected grabbed the victim’s wallet from his hand and began running toward Peachtree Parkway.”

The friends pursued the robber but he got away. He was seen running into the wood line between the Ingle’s and Avala Park Lane. He is described as a skinny white male in his 20s, 6 feet tall, and wearing a shirt with pineapples on it.

The robber stole the wallet, $60 in cash, $5 in quarters and a YMCA membership card.

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