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Pawn shop hit again
Robbery is third within four months
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A deputy begins tracking the suspect with a dog. - photo by Jim Dean
For the third time since November, authorities are investigating the robbery of a Canton Road pawn business.

Cumming Police Sgt. Scott Burgess, who is serving as interim chief of the department, said no arrests have been made in connection with the incident, which happened about 6 p.m. Tuesday at Georgia Auto Pawn.

He said the suspect, described as a man dressed in dark clothing, did not use a weapon. He got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.

A female employee received minor injuries in the robbery, but was not hospitalized, Burgess said.

He said the Forsyth County sheriff’s deputies used dogs to help police search for the suspect.

“We were able to track the offender for a short distance, but then the dog lost the trail,” he said. “We are investigating a couple leads that we have.”

The business was hit in January, as well as November. Authorities are trying to determine if the robberies are connected.

No one has been arrested or charged in the previous incidents.

In January, a female employee reported that a male suspect stole her purse after sticking a blunt object in her back while she was trying to lock up the store.

In November, an employee reported that someone walked up from behind her and demanded money. It was not clear if the suspect in that incident had a weapon.

E-mail Julie Arrington at juliearrington@forsythnews.com.