Sandy Springs police are searching for three men who robbed an AT&T store at gunpoint on the Fourth of July.
Officers responded to the scene around 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday and met with victims, some of whom had been tied up with zip tie’s, police said. None of the employees or customers were injured in the robbery.
One of the phones the suspects stole had an active tracker on it and that led Atlanta police to Clayton County, where they found the getaway truck used in the robbery, crashed. Police say the suspects fled the store with 68 cell phones, $7,000 in jewelry and some cash. Some of those items were recovered in the crashed vehicle.
Police spoke with the victims — two male employees and two female customers — who were chatting when the doors opened and the three men, all wearing hoodies, entered the store. One of them was pointing a gun and told everyone to lay on the ground, police said.
"It was just horrifying," one of the victims, identified as "Jennifer," told Channel 2 Action News. "You just look up and the doors bust open just like you see on TV... I had to live for my kids... I wish (police) could catch them."
The man with the gun held it to one employee’s back and forced him to lock the front door, police said. After the doors were locked, the suspects took money from the cash register and made the victims go into a back room in the store.
Surveillance footage caught the suspects entering and leaving the store. One victim told police she thinks the men were between the ages of 18 and 25.
No arrests have been made and Sandy Springs police ask that anyone with information about the incident contact Detective Jon Williams at 770-551-3296.
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