Decatur Police arrest armed robbery suspect at library

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 30, 2015
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Decatur Police have arrested another suspect accused of participating in a March 4 armed robbery.

Sgt. Jennifer Ross said an officer was conducting a location check at the Decatur Library on March 26 as part of the department’s response to motor vehicle thefts in the area.

The officer spotted three males. He  “observed one of the males looking at vehicles in the parking deck while the other two stood near the entrance/exit,” Ross said.

When the young men saw the officer, they walked through the back door of the library. Police officers found the trio inside. One of them had active warrants in connection to the March 4 armed robbery.

The armed robbery occurred at the corner of Church Street and Commerce Drive. Three suspects stole the man’s cell phone and attempted to steal his jeep. The victim was not injured.

Police announced one arrest in the case on March 17. Police on March 24 announced they had obtained a warrant for the arrest of a second suspect.

Police one of the other two males picked up on March 26 had an active runaway petition in Clayton County.

“Further investigation revealed the three males came to the library with the intention of stealing a vehicle,” Ross said. “Eighteen-year-old Daquantis Andrews of DeKalb County, was arrested and charged with loitering or prowling in addition to being served with the active warrants for armed robbery and criminal attempt to commit theft of a motor vehicle (in connection to the March 4 incident). Seventeen-year-old Quaveon Palmer of DeKalb County, was arrested and charged with loitering or prowling and possession of tools for the commission of a crime. The 15-year-old juvenile was charged with loitering or prowling.”

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