MILTON, Ga. — An attempted armed robbery took place at the Milton AT&T store on Ga. 9 near Deerfield Parkway on July 4, but according to Milton Police, the robbery attempt was “botched” and suspects made away with nothing from the store.
Around 11:30 a.m., a black male suspect entered the store and was soon followed by two other suspects, both black males. According to Milton police, only one suspect is known to have had a gun during the attempted robbery.
The suspect brandishing a handgun and wearing dark clothing, a bandana over his face and red gloves, ordered the five employees and one customer in the store to get down on the floor. An attempt was made to zip-tie a victim’s hands together, but the suspect was unable to do so.
During this time, two store employees ran outside through the back door, which triggered the suspects to apparently give up their robbery attempt and flee the store. The three men exited through the store’s rear entrance and fled in a silver Infiniti.
According Capt. Charles Barstow of Milton Police, the suspects were in and out of the store in approximately 30 seconds.
After their failed attempt at the Milton location, the suspects were successful in robbing a Sandy Springs AT&T location around 4 p.m. that afternoon. The suspects stole $65,000 worth of cell phones and $7,000 worth of jewelry from that location.
The suspects’ Infiniti was later found in Clayton County.
Barstow said Milton and Sandy Springs police are collaborating to identify the suspects and process the recovered getaway car for potential information.
“Sandy Springs has been very eager to work with us and make sure that we bring these people to justice,” Barstow said. “I would imagine…they should bring this to closure quickly.”