Thursday, October 30, 2008
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Gwinnett Daily Post
NORCROSS - The Gwinnett County Police Department's search for a third armed robbery suspect continued Wednesday as the other two suspects sat inside their cells at the Gwinnett County Detention Center.
Both 34-year-old Ronald Marshall of Decatur and 31-year-old Demond Heard of Atlanta were captured Tuesday night following a home robbery incident that occurred at the 600 block of Rockbridge Road in unincorporated Gwinnett County. Both men plus the at-large suspect allegedly forced themselves into a home on the block by knocking at the door and then once inside, tied up two female victims and robbed them. Both victims were unharmed. Both Marshall and Heard have been charged with multiple counts of armed robbery.
According to Cpl. David Schiralli, a spokesperson for the police, officers were dispatched to the location following a 911 call they received where one of the victims said, "Emergencia" - Spanish for emergency - over her cellular phone. Schiralli said the victim said nothing more over the phone during the course of the robbery. He also said the 911 operator was able to obtain an address where the call was coming from and as a result, dispatched officers from the robbery unit to that location.
Once the officers arrived at the home, they observed two of the suspects fleeing out the back door and were able to track them using the K-9 unit. The suspects were apprehended nearby a short time later.
Schiralli said investigators were unable to elaborate on how the third suspect got away. He did say that the man police are searching for is a large white man with either multiple or "sleeve" tattoos on each arm and that he has long "salt and pepper hair that he wears in a ponytail." Sleeve tattoos are tattoos that cover the whole arm like one big tattoo. Multiple tattoos consist of several tattoos with spaces that separate them.
Anyone with information on this crime or knows the third suspect is urged to call the Gwinnett County Robbery Unit at 770-513-5300.