Police: Suspect uses fake illness to help rob business

Police in Gwinnett County are trying to identify a suspect they say has robbed two cell phones stores, and they say he has an unusual way to hide his identity.

Officials say that the suspect targeted a cell phone store on Stone Mountain Highway in unincorporated Snellville on Feb. 22 and then robbed another store on Jimmy Carter Boulevard in unincorporated Norcross on Feb. 28.

In both robberies, Police say that the suspect entered the store with a napkin or cloth over his mouth, telling the employees at the store that he was sick.

Later, he would pull out a handgun and demand the business' cash, according to police.

Authorities describe the suspect as a black male between the ages of 18 to 27. His height is between 5 feet 11 inches and 6 feet 2 inches. Police say he has a deep voice and "yellowing eyes."

Anyone with information on the case should contact the Gwinnett County Police Department at (770) 513-5300 or Crime Stoppers at (404) 577-8477.

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