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Brazen armed robbers terrorize grocery staff

Shoppers like Mary Chaney says crime like this is scary Shoppers like Mary Chaney says crime like this is scary
OCILLA, GA (WALB) -

Detectives are tracking down more leads in Sunday night's brazen hold up at the Harvey's in Ocilla. A trio of robbers pulled off a frightening, but well-planned hold up.  

WALB obtained exclusive video of the bold and calculated armed robbery of the grocery store.

Two masked robbers Forced a manager back inside the store, as a third robber pushes a store employee to the ground and duct tapes his hands behind his back.

With an assault rifle to his head, the manager is forced to empty the safe. As other robbers grab cigarettes, the manager is then forced to the floor in the store office.

The robbers, one of whom police suspect is a woman, try to cover their tracks by dousing the security cameras with bleach.

Ten minutes after they showed up, the robbers left--  with thousands of dollars.  

Shoppers like Mary Chaney says crime like this is scary.   "I work at an office where I'm by myself most of the time and it worries me because I don't want to let anyone inside the office. I want to keep the door locked," she said.

  And with these criminals on the loose, police hope the video they failed to destroy will lead to their arrests.  

Police are working some very serious leads in hopes of tracking down the robbers. If you recognize anyone you saw in that video call Ocilla Police.       

It's not clear if a getaway car was waiting for the robbers. None of the employees were hurt.

We reached out to management at Harvey's but they had no comment.

 

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