NEW DETAILS: Buckhead jeweler tied up in Cobb home; store burglarized

An Atlanta jewelry store known for its celebrity clientele was burglarized while the owner and his wife were tied up in their Cobb County home, police said.

Two armed, masked gunmen followed the owner of Icebox Diamonds & Watches home on Friday, forced him and his wife inside and took the keys and codes to the jewelry store, Cobb County police said in a statement.

One of the men stayed at the home, while the second joined another robber at the store on Peachtree Road in Buckhead about 11:30 p.m. Friday.

They broke in and spent two hours clearing out safes filled with watches and jewelry, Channel 2 Action News reported. Surveillance footage suggests the thieves were using FaceTime on their iPhones while trying to get into the safes.

 

Channel 2 reported hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of jewelry was stolen from Icebox.

“There was no damaged property at the store itself, so they obviously knew exactly what they wanted to do and were able to execute it,” Atlanta police spokesman Officer Jarius Daugherty told the news station.

Jewelry and cash were also taken from the owner’s home. He and his wife were not injured.

Hundreds of thousands of dollars in jewelry were stolen from Icebox Diamond & Watches while the store’s owner and his wife were tied up in their Cobb County home. Photo: JENNIFER BRETT / JBRETT@AJC.COM

Atlanta police are investigating the Icebox burglary, and Cobb police are handling the home invasion. Anyone with information about the armed robbery is urged to contact police at 770-499-3495 or cobbpolicecrimetips@cobbcounty.org.

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