Tucker Store Owner Robbed, Beaten With Sledgehammer

Three men are being sought by police after a violent robbery at a convenience store.

Reports are coming in of a violent attack Wednesday night in Tucker which has left a convenience store owner badly injured and in hospital.

"Mr. Patel was severely beaten with a sledgehammer," long-time customer Denise Pounds told Patch. "I went in to the store this morning and the day manager informed us of the tragedy. She is very upset. She said three black men came into the store and proceeded to ask for money and then began beating him for no reason as they knew where the cash register is."

The attack occurred at Happy Food Mart on Idlewood Road. Patel has been hospitalized and "is not doing too well," according to Pounds. "He is such a nice man and has been a Tucker fixture at that store for years. He did not deserve this. He would have given them the money."

The men got away and security cameras caught the assault. Calls placed to the Tucker Precinct for more information have not yet been returned. Patch will have more details as they become available.


BOBBY BURGER February 11, 2013 at 05:59 PM
BOBBY BURGER February 11, 2013 at 06:31 PM
i have a dream
Kevin Madigan February 12, 2013 at 05:38 PM
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Tuckered Out in Tucker February 12, 2013 at 07:36 PM
Until Tucker becomes a City with it's own laws and local govt. it will continue to go downhill. DeKalb County prefers to have us succumb to it's bottom-feeder platform.
Jerome Masters February 13, 2013 at 03:57 PM
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