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2 sentenced in Gwinnett armored car robberies

Two men were recently given lengthy prison sentences for their roles in a string of armored car robberies in Gwinnett and across metro Atlanta.

Ashley Henderson, 30, and Stacey Dooley, 37, received federal prison sentences of 75 and 40 years, respectively, after participating in the robbery spree between October 2010 and March 2011. Lying in wait before attacking couriers refilling ATMs with cash, the duo participated in six crimes, including incidents inside the Mall of Georgia, outside a bank in Snellville and outside a bank in Buford.

The duo also participated in a robbery outside the Kroger store on Lavista Road in DeKalb County, where Garda Cash Logistics courier Gary Castillo, a Gwinnett resident, was shot and killed. Henderson fired the fatal shot.

Henderson, Dooley and other members of the crew were responsible for robberies involving more than $470,000, officials said.

Henderson pleaded guilty to five counts of Hobbs Act robbery and three counts of carrying and using a firearm during the commission of a violent crime. Dooley pleaded guilty to six counts of Hobbs Act robbery and two counts of carrying and using a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

Several other members of the crew have also entered guilty pleas, including 29-year-old Snellville resident Desiree Jones. Jones pleaded guilty to two counts of unlawfully transferring a firearm knowing it would be used in a crime of violence and received a sentence of five years in federal prison.