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Around the Region: $2.8 Million Jewelry Heist, Machete Wielding Attacker and Nature Center Goes Batty

A look at stories from across Metro Atlanta and northeast Georgia.

More Suspects Sought in Cumming Jewelry Store Heist

Forsyth County Sheriff Ted Paxton held a press conference Wednesday and the investigation of a jewelry store heist that happened early Sunday morning, Sept. 25, at Milano Jewelry Store in Cumming.

The owner, Ibrahim Echian, told Cumming Patch that the total amount stolen was $2.8 million in merchandise and personal items.

Two suspects are in custody and additional suspects are being sought by police.

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Man Reportedly Breaks into Home Wielding Machete

A Norcross area man kicked in the door to another man's apartment and attacked him with a machete, according to officials.

The incident occurred on Sept. 17 on Hampton Way, according to a Sherrif's Department release. Now Joey Harrison Shelby has landed in jail on charges of Criminal Damage, Aggravated Assault, Burglary and Battery, according to Gwinnett Detention records.

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Bat Day Exhibit Opening at the Chattahoochee Nature Center

The newest permanent exhibit "Goin' Batty" opens this weekend, revealing the diversity of bats in Georgia and all around the world.

The unique exhibit - which is made possible through a generous grant from the Lindsley Family in memory of beloved teacher, Lee Bibb Lindsley of Cobb County was produced by 1220 Exhibits in Nashville and opens this Saturday, Oct. 1 with a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony at 11 a.m., followed by a series of events for visitors all day to continue celebrating the bat theme.

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