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Police ID alleged beer armed robber

Posted July 6

— Gwinnett County police have identified the man they believe robbed a Peachtree Corners Texaco of money, cigarettes and beer last month.

Lawrenceville resident Nicholas Shaw, 26, is accused of robbing the gas station of an unknown amount of money, allegedly taking two packs of cigarettes and a case of beer along the way, at approximately 6:30 p.m. June 26.

He is facing armed robbery, robbery by intimidation, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm and entering auto charges stemming from three unrelated crimes in the county, including the robbery at the Texaco.

Police said that, during the June 26 incident, Shaw asked an employee for the cigarettes at the counter and allegedly pulled out a small pistol when the employee's back was turned. He is accused of then demanding the employee take out the money from the register and place it on the counter.

He fled the gas station in an older model, tan vehicle, police officials said.

Police got a tip about Shaw's possible identity from Lilburn Police Department after reviewing the gas station's surveillance footage. They confirmed the ID, though, after he was found in custody in Oglethorpe County on July 3.

Shaw is also accused of being involved in an unrelated theft from a vehicle in Stone Mountain on June 25 and another unrelated armed robbery at a Marathon gas station in Lilburn on June 29.

Gwinnett police said they plan to book Shaw into the county jail on the charges once he is released in Oglethorpe County. They did not rule out the possibility that he could face additional charges, though.

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