• Men accused of tying up store worker due in court

    By: Tony Thomas


    CHAMBLEE, Ga. - Two men accused of an armed robbery in Chamblee could make their first court appearances sometime Monday.

    Chamblee Police said Rico Cook and Randy Felton hid from SWAT teams in the ceiling of the Wireless World Cellphone store on Chamblee Dunwoody Road Saturday night.

    They later surrendered, but a third gunman escaped, police said.

    Online state records show men with the similar birth dates and pictures have lengthy criminal records and have been in and out of the state prison system several times.

    As police hunt for the third man, workers nearby in the north Dekalb area try not to think of the crime next door.

    "It's part and parcel of life," said gas station clerk JD Dave. "You have to work among the risks, you have to face all the risks working alone here, there's always a risk."

    Chamblee police said just after 8:30 p.m. Saturday, a silent alarm went off at the cellphone store.

    The owner’s wife could monitor surveillance cameras remotely and realized her husband was tied up as the men tried to flee.

    A responding Dunwoody police officer confronted the third suspect and fired a shot at him.

    "When he approached he saw a perp exit the side door and the individual had a gun in his hand. And as he turned toward the officer, the officer fired one shot. We don't believe the individual was shot," said Chamblee Police Chief Marc Johnson.

    Felton and Cook are being held on armed robbery charges.

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