ATLANTA — A surveillance camera recorded video of a violent armed robbery in Buckhead.
Channel 2's Tom Regan learned men with Uzi-like weapons forced a man to the ground. That's an Israeli-made submachine gun.
The robbery happened as the victim was leaving the parking deck at Skyhouse Buckhead, a luxury high-rise apartment building, early in the morning last week.
"He was approached by three males that had weapons with extended clips. Once they entered, they put him down to the ground," said Lt. P. Spann with Atlanta police.
After taking “all items of value” from the man, the robbers told him to run back to the parking area.
The victim told officers the men drove from the scene. He said the men were wearing all-black hoodies and jeans.
A woman who works near the building expressed alarm over what happened.
"Wow. I definitely didn't think it would happen in the area," said Christina Cage.
Police don't know if the victim knew his attackers, but the attackers meant business.
"(They) really didn't say much else to him except for 'Get on the ground, don't move or I'll kill you,'" Chase said.
The robbers took the victim's cellphone, Rolex, shoes necklace and wallet, then ordered him to run away while they made their escape in a car described as a black Chrysler 300.
Brandon Jones works in an office building just down the street and said he was shocked this happened so close by.
"I walk up and down this street all the time . I work in this area. So it's very shocking to see it happen in an area so close to where I work," he said.
No arrests have been made. The investigation continues.
Tipsters can remain anonymous, and be eligible for rewards of up to $2,000, by contacting Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, texting information to 274637 or visiting crimestoppersatlanta.org.
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