Three men walked into the business and tried to steal items from the display case, Sandy Springs police spokesman Sgt. Sam Worsham said.
“They had hammers and were breaking everything and grabbed Rolexes,” a witness told Channel 2.
The owner, who was returning from lunch, saw the robbery in progress, the news station reported. He told Channel 2 he hit the robbers over the head and in the face with a bag full of glass pickle jars.
Two bystanders then tackled one of the suspects, Worsham said.
Two other suspects drove off in a car, he said. The incident turned into a police chase that ended with a crash on Glenridge Road.
One of the suspects was arrested at the scene, and the fourth suspect ran away into a wooded area, Worsham said. Channel 2 reported that the suspect on the loose was the getaway driver.
Collier, Robinson, and the juvenile are all charged with armed robbery, possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony, felony criminal damage to property, possession of tools for the commission of a crime, obstruction and two counts of battery.