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Armed robber hits Starship Enterprises

CONYERS — Police are looking for a man who bound two employees at gunpoint at Starship Enterprises on Tuesday and fled after robbing the adult novelty store.

The two female employees said that the suspect entered the store just after 1 a.m. Tuesday and pointed a black .45-caliber pistol at them. He forced the women to go into the back room, according to the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office.

“(One victim) stated he ordered them to the ground and bound them with black duct tape,” the report states. “She stated that the suspect told her, ‘I’m not going to hurt you.’”

The man then grabbed the change box on top of the safe and the money box. He also took the money from the cash register drawer, the report states.

The suspect was described as a black man in his mid- to late-20s, wearing a black cap covering what is believed to be dreadlocks. The man was wearing a red, white and blue bandana across his face, blue tennis shoes with a green gelled part near the arch of the shoe. He was last seen in a gold Lexus headed south on Ga. Highway 138.

The victims told deputies that they believe the suspect may have inside knowledge about the company since he seemed aware of a new corporate policy established as a result of a rash of armed robberies around the metro Atlanta area that defines where the cash and money drawers are to be kept.

Last fall, the RCSO created a joint task force comprised of local, state and federal agencies to address armed robberies at Starship Enterprises locations throughout the metro Atlanta area, including two that occurred at the Conyers store in 2013.

At the time the task force was created, 13 armed robberies had taken place at metro Atlanta Starship Enterprises locations since April 2013.