Police are searching a man they say forced his way into a southwest Atlanta Dollar Tree, held up an employee and fired two shots as he left with $2,000 in cash.
The man, who covered his face with a red-and-white mask, pushed his way through the automatic doors of the Cascade Avenue location just after 9 p.m. on Feb. 1, Atlanta police spokesman Officer Jarius Daugherty said in a statement.
Video surveillance shows the man made an employee take him to the room with the store’s safe, where he demanded the code to the vault before opening it and helping himself to several cash registers.
The man, who wore a gray hoodie, headphones and a backpack, fired two shots as he fled from police, Daugherty said.
There were no injuries, police said.
Investigators are asking anyone who knows the man’s identity to contact the Crime Stoppers Atlanta tip line at 404-577-8477 or www.StopCrimeATL.com. Tipsters can remain anonymous and receive a reward of up to $2,000 for an arrest and indictment.
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