Suspects Charged in Armed Robbery of Snellville Jewelry Store
Three suspects have been charged in armed robberies at Barron's Fine Jewelry in Snellville and another store in Buford. One suspect is in custody, but two others remain at large.
Three men have been charged in armed robberies earlier this year that included the Barron’s Fine Jewelry on Scenic Highway in Snellville, according to police officials.
The men were also charged with another robbery at Tara Fine Jewelry in Buford, Ga.
Simone Simon, 33; Nicholas Moss, 31; and Terrence Talley, 28, of East Point, Ga., were all charged with armed robbery in each of these cases, according to a press release from Gwinnett County police.
Talley is currently in custody without bond at the Gwinnett County Detention Center. However, Simon and Moss are still at large.
Barron’s Fine Jewelry, located at 1850 Scenic Highway, was robbed at gunpoint on Feb. 9, 2011. Police said two men stole about $20,000 worth of jewelry, while the third suspect acted as a lookout. A stolen Jeep Liberty used in the crime was later recovered by Snellville Police.
At Tara Fine Jewelry, located at 1829 Buford Highway in Buford, four men with handguns and hammers robbed the store on March 22, 2011. According to Gwinnett County police, the men then ordered patrons down on the ground and struck one customer in the head a hammer. The suspects smashed display cases and escaped with close to $1 million worth of jewelry and watches. A stolen Ford Excursion was found abandoned in a nearby apartment complex.
The injured victim in the Buford robbery made a full recovery. And, several items, including a few watches, have been reclaimed during the investigation, but most of the stolen merchandise is still unaccounted for.
The Gwinnett County Police Department credited the department's Robbery Unit; Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, the Snellville Police Department, United States marshals and several other agencies with helping with the investigation.
The investigation is still continuing. Anyone with information on the crimes or the whereabouts of Simon and Moss should contact police at 770-513-5300.