The following press release has been issued by Hiawassee Police Department.
On Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 8:25 pm, two Hiawassee Police officers were dispatched to an armed robbery at the Save-A-Lot grocery store located at 236 North Main Street. The officers were on scene within one minute and began searching the area for the suspect who had fled on foot.
It was reported that after the store was closed, a white male, approximately 6’ 03” with a slim build, appeared from the rear of the store wearing a mask and brandishing a handgun. One employee was locked in a cooler while the other was lead at gunpoint to the safe. An undisclosed amount of cash was stolen from the safe, and the suspect fled the store on foot. The employees were not harmed during the incident.
Towns County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the search with bloodhound Copper, but the suspect remains at large.
If you have any information about this armed robbery, please call the Hiawassee Police Department at 706-896-2888.
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