Shots fired during jewelry store robbery at Greenbriar Mall

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ATLANTA - Police are investigating a jewelry store robbery that happened Sunday afternoon at Greenbriar Mall in southwest Atlanta.

According to a preliminary investigation, at about 2:30 p.m. two suspects, who pretended to be customers, entered Shirin Jewelers and one of them fired one round into a display case to break the glass.

"Two guys walked in to see jewelry and then they pulled out a gun on my husband and another employee," the store owner told Channel 2's Carl Willis.

She asked not to be identified out of fear for her safety.

Police said the suspects took several pieces from the display case and ran.

Dozens of shoppers were nearby when the shooting happened, police said. Witnesses said they were stunned that the robbers fired a shot inside the busy mall in broad daylight.

The owner said she's more worried about her safety than the merchandise that was stolen.

"We don't feel safe and the city needs to do something," she said.

The owner said despite there being several witnesses, no one is talking to police.

Police said no one was injured during the robbery.

Investigators are gathering evidence and working to identify the suspects.

Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to call the Atlanta Police Commercial Robbery Unit at 404-546-4255 or Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477.



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