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BAINBRIDGE, GA (WALB) - Store clerks at the Quick Buys convenience store at the corner of Whigham Dairy and MLK in Bainbridge were closing up, when in just seconds, they found themselves victims in an armed robbery.
You can see in the surveillance video, two men with handguns came running in. One of them forced a customer to the ground. The other went behind the counter, took cash from the safe, then bolted, leaving everyone inside shaken up but unharmed.
"I think we were extremely lucky especially considering what happened a month or two ago," said Investigator Redell Walton with the Decatur County Sheriff's Office.
He's referring to the armed robbery that occurred on October 16th at the Inland store across town where 48-year-old Datta Atul Dave was killed...her murderer STILL on the loose.
And just last week in Bainbridge, the Mr. Pips was robbed. Investigators say even for this time of year, that's a lot.
"I don't recall seeing this many robberies where everyone was pretty much armed," said Redell Walton.
And with the surge in crime safety is key. Victims in the robbery at the Quick Buys last night were lucky. No one was hurt. Investigators say the reason why that's the case is because they cooperated, and did what the robbers said.
"Be alert, be aware of your surroundings. If you are unfortunate to be caught in this situation, do exactly what they say...don't be a hero. You're life isn't worth cash," he said.
Right now investigators are looking into some leads. They say this area just down the street from the store may have been a staging area for the criminals. But they still need your help to find the masked men.
Investigators say the robbers were both light-skinned black men. If you have any information on this case... call the Decatur Co. Sheriff's Office at 229-248-3044 Feedback