Starship Novelties & Gifts’ employees are safe following the horrific ordeal where they pleaded with two violent armed robbers while being beaten at gunpoint. Rockdale County detectives said the kidnapping and robbery took place at the Starship Novelties & Gifts located at 1682 GA-138 in Conyers, GA.”
“Armed robbery in itself is very violent, but these guys were aggressive and violent.” a spokesperson for the Rockdale County Sheriff’s office told Channel 2 Action News last night.
According to detectives, the two armed robbers wearing black mesh masks over their faces, barged into the Starship Novelties & Gifts shop located at 1682 GA-138 around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday night, brandishing handguns and ordering everyone to the floor. After securing the employees, the robbers cleared out the cash register and then forced the employees to lead them to the safe where they began beating the employees with their pistols.
Even after being beaten, the employees continued to tell the gunmen that they couldn’t open the safe. That only made the robbers more angry as one of the gunmen leaned down near the employees with his gun.
Detectives believe that the robbers were spooked by something and decided to take off in a newer model Nissan. (Photo Credit: Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office) . They also believe that one of the suspects they are desperate to capture is wanted in another crime. The key clue was the red Ohio State Buckeyes hoodie that one of the suspects was wearing, it was used in the previous crime.
The Rockdale County Sheriff’s office are asking for anyone’s help in identifying these two violent and armed criminals. If you have any information pertaining to this case, please contact the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office at 1+770-278-8000, or Conyers Police Department at 1+770-483-TIPS (8177) | Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477).
Our newsroom hopes that all of the employees and patrons will be okay and know that the Starship Novelties & Gifts retail chain that operates 21 adult brick & mortar stores in the USA and are known to provide a pleasurable and safe environment for their patrons.
Article by: Paul Goldberg, Staff Writer
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