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The George-Anne

Two arrested in relation to armed robbery Two warrants issued for more suspects in armed robbery at The Avenue at Southern By LINDSAY GASKINS George-Anne contributor

Police responded to a report of a break-in at The Avenue at Southern apartments on Oct. 24 at approximately 6 a.m. “Four offenders broke into the apartment, I believe it was 47, at The Avenue at Southern,” said Major Scott Brunson of the Statesboro Police Department. The victims woke to two males with handguns in their bedroom, according to the press release issued by Statesboro P.D. “One of the victims yelled and the offenders fled the apartment on foot. The suspect’s clothing and physical descriptions were issued to all patrol units searching the area,” said Brunson.

SCOTTIE FRANKLIN

Two of the four suspects have been arrested, according to the press release. Justin Gabriel Monroe, 18, was charged with one count of armed robbery, one count of burglary, one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and one count of obstruction of a

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Law Enforcement officer. Scottie Lakeith Franklin, 19, was charged with one count of armed robbery, one count of burglary and one count of possession of firearm during the commission of a crime. Warrants for the arrests of the other two suspects have been issued, according to the press release.

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Byron Claude Hill, 19, was charged with one count of armed robbery, one count of burglary, and one count of possession of firearm during the commission of a crime. Anthony Taquan Davenport, 17, was charged with one count of armed robbery, one count of burglary, and one count of possession of firearm during the commission of a crime. While on patrol after the breakin, Officer Justin Samples noticed a suspicious vehicle exiting the area, said Brunson. Samples pulled over the vehicle, which was driven by Scottie Franklin, from Alpharetta, Ga., but had no reason to detain him at that time so he let the driver go after gathering his information, according to the press release.

“Officers continued to check the area on foot, investigating several footpaths that are commonly used between the apartment complexes,” said Brunson. Samples contacted one of the suspects that fit the description given running towards Copper Beech apartments. After chasing him on foot, Samples identified the suspect as Justin Gabriel Monroe at The Pointe at Southern apartments, according to the press release. “Detectives Ben Purvis and Keith Holloway began developing leads and identifying other suspects involved with this case,” said Brunson. Anyone that has any information can anonymously call Detectives Purvis or Holloway at (912) 764-9911.

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