Cobb’s Town Center Mall

Cobb Police are investigating an armed robbery at a Town Center mall jewelry store.

The robbery involved three masked suspects, who fled before officers arrived, according to Cobb Police.

Fox 5 Atlanta, citing witnesses, said the jewelry store in question was A&M Custom Jewelry.

Sgt. Wayne Delk said Cobb Police initially received a report of an active shooter, but that was found to be incorrect.

“Three armed robbers had entered the store and robbed the store at gunpoint. We have reports that shots were fired inside the store,” Delk told Fox 5.

One employee sustained a non-life threatening injury, though police had not confirmed as of press time whether the employee had been shot or injured in some other way, the television station reported.

Shopper Patrick Rogers told Fox 5 he was at Zumiez when he heard two gunshots.

“It sound kind of from a distance and then I kind of looked back and saw people running (in) the other direction,” he said. “So, we ended up going to the back of the store, closing the gate, and then, like, barricading the door with boxes.”

Thursday’s incident was the latest in a string of metro Atlanta mall shootings in the past several months.

In March, three people — one of them a 6-year-old boy — were injured in a shootout at Cumberland Mall.

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