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NEWS NEARBY: Jewelry Theft at Mall of Georgia ...

Robbers Strike Mall of Georgia Jewelry Store -- Buford Patch

Two robbers escaped with over $5,000 worth of diamond jewelry during a Sept. 29 incident at the Mall of Georgia.

Police were called to  Empyrean Jewelers after a man reportedly snatched a .75-carat diamond solitaire ring and a set of 1-carat diamond solitaire princess cut earrings and ran from the store.

A store employee told police two black males entered the store at approximately 1:20 p.m. and asked to see sets of 2-carat earrings. The employee advised that he did not have any 2-carat sets, but could show them some 1-carat sets. After the employee removed a set of 1-carat princess cut diamond earrings from the display case, the two males asked to see some matching rings. According to the employee, one of the males almost immediately changed his mind and asked to see a round-cut diamond engagement ring. After the employee removed the ring from the display case, one of the males allegedly grabbed the ring and the earrings and both men ran from the store.

The store employee and another man chased the two men into the parking lot. The men discarded a Macy’s shopping bag in the parking lot before escaping in a silver Chevrolet passenger vehicle. The bag was recovered and found to contain five polo shirts and a pair of jeans, all of which were damaged from where the security sensors had been removed.

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-- Cumming Patch

Milton police charged a man with a long history of burglaries in connection with a break-in at 'Cue Barbecue on GA 9 on Sept. 26.

The suspect, a 60-year-old parolee, is wanted in Lake City and Cherokee County, where arrest warrants have been issued. He is a suspect in similar crimes in Forsyth and Cobb counties, according to a release from Milton Communications Manager Jason Wright.

He was arrested in Atlanta by U.S. Marshals, according to Capt. Shawn McCarty of the Milton police department.

Officers suspect Samuel L. Mosley, a convicted burglar, broke into the restaurant through the back door using a crowbar at around 7 a.m. on Sept. 26. According to surveillance footage provided by the business, the suspect then rummaged through the bar and made his way to the back office, where he broke into a safe and stole $1,100.

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