Dangerous Robbery Suspect at Large

Police need the public’s help in locating Rufus Jerome Smith.

Rufus Jerome Smith, a 25-year-old black male, is wanted for aggravated assault, armed robbery, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, according to public information officer Cpl. Jake Smith. 

Smith is believed to be responsible for eight armed robberies in Gwinnett County.  He has primarily targeted gas stations and convenience stores in the northern part of the county (near Buford and Suwanee). 

He is about 6” tall and about 180 lbs. He has a tattoo of the word “MAN” on his right shoulder.

Smith fired shots from a handgun during two of these robberies; however, no one was injured. 

He should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone encountering Smith should call 911, and anyone with information for detectives should call 770-513-5300 or Crime Stoppers at 770-577-TIPS.


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