Two Tucker businesses were the subject of armed robberies last week within the space of 24 hours, according to DeKalb Police.
O'Reilly Auto Parts on Lawrenceville Highway was held up by a man and a woman Oct. 3 shortly after 9 p.m. "Two unknown suspects entered the incident location and stole money ($800-$1000) from the cash registers and safe at gunpoint," the police report stated.
The suspects also stole the two employees' cell phones and an O'Reilly work shirt, then told them to "stay in the office and count to 300 or they would shoot them."
The following evening at about the same time, a man walked into the CVS Pharmacy on Chamblee-Tucker Road and picked out "some drink bottles and Dorito chips" which he took to the cash register, according to the incident report.
After the cashier rang up the items, "the suspect reached into his waistband as if he was getting money...and brandished a black handgun." He told the cashier to "be quiet and I will not hurt you; just give me the money in the cash register."
The suspect got $60-80 and left "in a big, black truck." The robbery was witnessed by a customer, and video footage was taken as evidence.
No injuries were reported in either case and no suspects have been located.