Armed robbers strike PTC Target

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The Target store in Peachtree City was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday night by two men, one of whom was armed with a black semi-automatic handgun, police said. [VIDEO BELOW.]

The two male aggressors entered the store as employees were attempting to close for the evening around 10 p.m., police said. They threatened several employees and customers, and forced employees to open several cash registers, police said.

Police said the robbers were only inside the store for a short period of time and fled on foot after getting away with an undisclosed amount of cash. At this point in the investigation no vehicle description is available, police said.

The first suspect, the gunman was described as “possibly a white male” wearing black clothing and with a black T-shirt wrapped around his head. He also was carrying a blue backpack.

The second suspect was described as “possibly a hispanic male or black male” with a medium complexion who also was wearing black clothing and a red T-shirt wrapped around his head. The second suspect also was carrying a gray backpack.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Peachtree City Police detectives at 770-631-2510 or the crime and narcotics information hotline at 770-487-6010. Callers may remain anonymous.