Wednesday, July 17, 2013
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Gwinnett Daily Post
This is a surveillance photo the FBI release of Artavius Marcellus Brown, who it believes is responsible for 24 robberies of metro Atlanta Family Dollar stores, including six in Gwinnett. (Special Photo)
ATLANTA —The FBI is looking for a serial robber, who it believes is responsible for six robberies in Gwinnett.
Artavius Marcellus Brown, 23, is wanted for 24 robberies of Family Dollar stores across metro Atlanta, but recently was charged federally with a June 21 armed robbery of a PNC Bank in Tucker. Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta has offered a $7,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and indictment of Brown.
The Gwinnett robberies were in Lilburn on March 4 and June 6, in Norcross on May 9 and May 17, in Lawrenceville on May 30 and in Duluth on May 31.
FBI spokesman Stephen Emmett said a federal criminal complaint and arrest warrant were obtained for Brown and charged him with armed robbery in connection with the bank robbery. In that case, he told the teller that he wanted to cash a check, then put a book bag on the counter and pulled out a handgun and demanded money, Emmett said. Brown took an undisclosed amount of money and left.
Anyone with information about Brown can call anonymously at 404-577-TIPS (8477), online at www.crimestoppersatlanta.org or text CSA and the tip to CRIMES (274637). People do not have to give their name or any identifying information to be eligible for the reward.