By John Schaffner

Two armed men robbed the Publix supermarket at 1250 W. Paces Ferry Road in Buckhead on Oct. 14 and fled carrying a cash register and with cash, checks, stamps and vendor and store coupons, store employees and witnesses told Atlanta police.

At approximately 10:54 p.m. Zone 2 Atlanta police units arrived at the grocery in response to a call to 911 that a robbery was in progress.

Dispatchers told the officers two armed subjects were inside the location at the time wearing hockey masks and grey hoodies, attempting to rob the business, according to police public affairs spokesperson Officer K.Y. Jones.

Two employees of a Starbuck’s located in the same shopping center said they saw the suspects run towards 1218 W. Paces Ferry Road carrying a cash register, Jones said..

Another witness told police he saw the two get into a blue or grey 1995 four-door Chevy Caprice Classic , Georgia tag number BKY0672. A third suspect apparently was waiting at the car, which police said bears VIN number 1G1BL52144SR165636.

Publix Supermarket employees said  cash, checks, stamps, vendor coupons and in-store coupons were stolen.  Some postage stamps and $2.16 in change were recovered and returned to the store. There were no injuries.

Joe Earle

Joe Earle is Editor-at-Large. He has more than 30-years of experience with daily newspapers, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.