A man told Decatur police he was robbed of jewelry worth $109,745.11 when two masked men jumped out of a van and beat him in the Super 8 Motel parking lot.
This information comes from the police report.
The man said he'd visited three stores July 7 in an attempt to sell the jewelry. About 7:30 p.m. he parked his 2011 Jeep Compass near the motel office at 917 Church St. and walked to the passenger side to get his leather bag holding the jewelry.
A silver van pulled up and two men wearing black masks came out of the passenger side.
One grabbed the victim from behind in a choke hold and threw him to the ground. Both men punched him in the face and torso.
They took the briefcase, jumped back in the van and headed south on Church Street. A third man drove. The victim called police.
Video surveillance cameras at the motel showed the assault and theft.
One suspect wore a black mask and a long sleeve black shirt. The other suspect wore a cream-colored long sleeve shirt and a black mask. The man in the driver's seat wore a long sleeve white shirt.
Police said they didn't get the tag number of the van. The victim said he didn't see any weapons or hear the robbers say anything.
The victim said he visited these stores earlier in the day: Zaveri Bazaar at 1709 Church St., Legacy off of Jimmy Carter Boulevard and Malani at 2130 DeKalb Industrial Way. He also visited North DeKalb Mall and shopped at Macy's.