Shots fired during jewelry heist at Gallery at South DeKalb

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Police are investigating after a pair of jewelry thieves fired shots into a glass case during a heist Sunday afternoon at The Gallery at South DeKalb.

No one inside the shopping mall was injured by the gunfire, which was reported about 1:40 p.m. during peak business hours. Two men entered a jewelry store and fired rounds into a glass case before fleeing with multiple pieces of jewelry and other items, according to DeKalb County police.

No arrests or further information were reported. The name of the store was not disclosed.

Sunday’s shooting follows other recent acts of violence at shopping malls and retail centers across metro Atlanta. On June 13, two 15-year-olds were arrested at Lenox Square after Atlanta police said they attempted to rob a mall security guard before shooting him, leaving him critically injured.

Four days later, an employee of an Arbor Place Mall jewelry store was robbed at gunpoint. Douglasville police said the robbery suspect demanded a specific watch at Ice Jewelry before leaving the Douglas County mall in a black Dodge Charger.

Back in March, gunfire was reported in The Gallery at South DeKalb resulting from an argument. No one was injured in that incident, either.

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