ATHENS, Ga. -- Athens-Clarke County Police are searching for the man who robbed a crowded Piggly Wiggly in less than a minute.
The grocery store on North Avenue was crowded with customers at 3:20 p.m. last Friday. Sgt. Mark Malueg told 11Alive's Julie Wolfe the man walked up to the customer service desk, pointed a handgun at an employee and demanded money.
The Piggly Wiggly employee handed over cash and the man calmly walked away. The other customers and employees didn't realize what was happening until after he left through the front doors. Sgt. Malueg said it only took about 30 seconds.