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U.S. Marshals Arrest Suspect in Metro Atlanta Robberies

He was wanted in connection with a June 18 armed robbery at a Vinings QuikTrip.

Forty-five minutes before a man pulled a gun on a female clerk at the Vinings QuikTrip, authorities said the same man robbed a Chamblee BP gas station. Credit: Chamblee Police Department
Forty-five minutes before a man pulled a gun on a female clerk at the Vinings QuikTrip, authorities said the same man robbed a Chamblee BP gas station. Credit: Chamblee Police Department
U.S. Marshals have arrested the man wanted in connection with a June 18 armed robbery at a Vinings QuikTrip and a string of other robberies across metro Atlanta.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution identified the man as Lewis Bernard Flagg.

Investigators in Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Henry and Rockdale counties have said they believed the man may be linked to robberies in their jurisdictions, too.

Investigators from those jurisdictions began to suspect a link between the incidents after Cobb police released surveillance images from the June 18 robbery at the QuikTrip at 2804 Paces Ferry Rd.

In that case, a man wearing a dark shirt, a skull cap and light-colored pants purchased a small item from the QuikTrip clerk just before 1 a.m., said Sgt. Dana Pierce with the Cobb County Police Department.

"As the female clerk was making change, the male offender produced a handgun and demanded that he be given money from the cash registers," he said.

After getting the money, the man left the gas station in an unknown direction.

Forty-five minutes before that, authorities said the same man robbed a Chamblee BP gas station at 5018 Peachtree Blvd. The suspect is also accused of robbing a Rockdale County BP gas station at 2992 Hwy. 155 about 10:25 p.m. June 16.

According to the AJC, Flagg is charged with the June 21 robbery of a Sandy Springs Shell gas station in the 7800 block of Holcomb Bridge Road.

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