The Canton Police Department on Tuesday released a surveillance video from an armed robbery that took place Friday at Cartersville Jewelry Exchange on Riverstone Parkway.
The incident happened at about 11:20 a.m. when two men brandishing handguns entered the store and had employees get on the ground as they attempted to steal from the store’s jewelry cases, said Lt. Jeff Tucker, spokesman for Canton Police, on Friday.
In the video, one suspect is shown pointing a gun at employees as his accomplice bashes two glass cases with a hammer.
The incident appears to have been quick, with less than a minute passing between the time when the first employee is shown lying on the floor and the men appear to leave the shop.
After the holdup, police believe the men fled southbound on Interstate 575 in a dark green Ford F-150, which had reportedly been stolen in a carjacking in Atlanta.
A witness followed the F-150 near the Hidden Creek subdivision, where it was later found abandoned, Tucker said.
Another witness reported seeing two black men throwing things on the side of the road before they jumped into a waiting car on I-575 near exit 14 around the same time the pickup was abandoned, according to the Canton Police Department.
“Items, not being disclosed at this time, were found on the side of I-575 that were related to the robbery,” said Tucker.
The suspects are described as two black men both about 6 feet tall. One of them was of medium build and wore dark jeans, tan boots and a red hoodie sweatshirt, police said. The other man wore a dark hoodie sweatshirt with white stripes along the arms and dark pants and shoes.
They should be considered armed and dangerous, Tucker said.