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Police look into pawn shop heist
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Forsyth County News

Authorities are investigating a robbery that reportedly occurred late last week at a pawn shop in Cumming.

Cumming Police Chief Mike Eason said no injuries were reported in the incident and authorities are trying to identify suspects.

"We're working on it," Eason said.

The chief said the robbery of Georgia Auto Pawn on Canton Road may be a sign of the times.

"I think we're seeing more of it with the economy," he said. "We normally haven't had many robberies in the city of Cumming, but we've had several this year."

The incident came about two weeks after Cumming police received a report of an armed robbery at a check cashing store on Atlanta Highway.

Friday's robbery happened about 6:30 p.m. An employee said a man walked up to her from behind while she was on the phone and demanded money.

According to a Cumming Police report, the suspect threw the phone on the floor and told the employee not to look at him. He then pushed her down and threatened to kill her if she moved.

Reports said the woman was not sure if the suspect, who left with an disclosed amount of money, had a weapon.

She described him as a dark-skinned man, 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing 150 to 175 pounds. He was dressed in black and wearing a sports cap.

No arrests have been made in the October robbery.

The couple that owns the store told authorities that four men stopped them outside after they had closed for the night and forced them back inside the business.  

They said that the suspects used knives in the incident and spoke both English and Spanish. The couple's hands were bound and their mouths were covered with duct tape during the robbery.