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Thirty second Piggly Wiggly robber on the run


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. 

When employees went after him, he ran through the parking lot to a nearby apartment complex. Surveillance video captured images of the man wearing khaki pants and a baseball hat.

If you recognize him, you could be eligible for a $1,000 reward through Crime Stoppers. You can call Athens-Clarke County Police at 706-613-3888 ext. 298 or Crime Stoppers at 706-613-3342 with information. 





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