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Man dead after smash-and-grab at jewelry store

6:39 AM, Jun 27, 2013   |    comments
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VILLA RICA, Ga. -- One man is dead after a shooting at a Villa Rica jewelry store on Wednesday afternoon. 

The incident happened at the Mobley Company family-owned jewelry store. Authorities say the robbery began as a smash-and-grab and ended in a fatal shooting. 

According to crews on the scene, officials said the robbers were armed with hammers and at least one handgun. 

Authorities arrested one man and are searching for the other suspects. No names have been released.

Customers say the store has been a fixture in the community and cant believe it was the target of such a violent crime. One other person was in the store at the time of the robbery. 

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