CHAMBLEE, Ga. - Police are looking for a crew of robbers who may be tied to crimes targeting local Latino businesses.
Investigators released surveillance video and images to FOX surrounding the Friday ordeal of three robbers who stormed a Chamblee grocery store. Police said one of the men shot the 60-year-old owner.
Friday night shortly after 10 p.m. at the La Favorita grocery on Chamblee Dunwoody Road, police said two robbers stormed into the store and held up the owner's sister at gunpoint, trying to force her to open the register; police said the woman could not get the register open, and then one of the men jumped the counter to try to force it open.
Police said the owner rushed to the aid of his sister and one of the men fired at him.
The suspects did not take anything and fled in a red sedan with a getaway driver.
Officers said the owner was shot in the arm and shrapnel hit him in the stomach. Thursday, the victim tells FOX 5 he is recovering just fine, but is very afraid the men could hurt his family.
Police said one of the men seen on video jumping on the counter wore sandals, matching a description of a robber at the La Casa sports bar more than two miles away in nearby Brookhaven. Workers at the bar tell me the ordeal happened around three weeks ago.
The woman whose face was blurred in the surveillance tells FOX 5, other local Latino businesses have recently been the target of robbers, but the owners have been too afraid to call the police.
Chamblee Police need your help to identify the suspects. Individuals can contact Chamblee Police 770-986-5005. Individuals can also contact Crime Stoppers for a reward for information leading to an arrest.