Public Safety

Published on July 7th, 2016 |


Would-be robber of Buckhead jewelry store shot by owner’s son

A man who police say tried to rob a Buckhead jewelry store was shot and killed about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. The owner of Cachet Fine Jewelry, Mike Kashani, told Channel 2 Action News his son shot the would-be armed robber.

The Cachet Jewelry store in Buckhead where attempted robbery took place.

The Cachet Jewelry store in Buckhead where attempted robbery took place.

The robbery and shooting investigation had Piedmont Road blocked after 4 p.m., police said.

Atlanta police spokesman Major Adam Lee told Channel 2 the man visited the jewelry store Tuesday, pretending to be a customer. “They kind of recognized him and were suspicious of him when they saw him the second time today,” Lee said.

The man, who may have been in his 30s, told Kashani he was “looking to spend $70,000” in the store when he came in Tuesday, which raised suspicions, Channel 2 reported.

After the man pointed a gun at Kashani and demanded, “Put all the jewelry in the bag,” Kashani’s son fired three times, hitting the man at least once in the neck.

No customers were in the store and no other injuries were reported.

The man collapsed across the street and was pronounced dead at Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta police spokesman Officer Lukasz Sajdak said.

Witnesses told Channel 2 a woman was waiting in a getaway car outside.

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