Police ask for help in identifying serial robbery suspect
DeKalb County police are asking residents’ help to identify a person they said may be responsible for more than 20 robberies throughout metro Atlanta, 13 in DeKalb County.
Police Chief Cedric Alexander said, in each case, the suspect entered the stores armed while patrons were inside and demanded money from the cash register.
“We’re looking for this individual—he’s extremely dangerous” Alexander said. “We just learned moments ago that he hit another Family Dollar store in the community of Henry County.”
Alexander spoke at a June 12 news conference accompanied by officials from the Atlanta, Gwinnett, Lilburn, Lithonia and Henry County police departments, as well as representatives from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Although police do not know the suspect’s name, Alexander said, DeKalb County detectives were able to capture a picture of the individual, who is a Black male with brown eyes, weighing approximately 150 pounds.
“No one has been hurt at this point but with the frequency that we’ve been seeing with this we have to make sure that everyone remains safe and we’ve got to get this guy off the street as soon as we can,” Alexander said.
The robberies, which began in February, are sporadic and Alexander said they happen at different times of the day.
Police suspect that the individual is robbing the store and the fleeing the scene in a gray or silver Cadillac SUV parked nearby.
“Somebody knows this person, somebody knows who this is. What I am asking this community to do…if you have seen this individual, if you know who he is, please give us a call,” Alexander said.