Travis Bernard Allen, 28, was arrested in Decatur on Saturday and has been charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault and kidnapping for his alleged involvement in a March 13 incident at a local Rite Aide.
During the crime, Marietta High School and A.L. Burruss Elementary School were temporarily put on lockdown as two armed men, one with a shotgun, robbed the store at 731 Whitlock around 8:15 a.m. A female employee reportedly was able to fight her way free after being forced to the back of the store.
According to Detective Christopher Lindsey, a vehicle tag number assisted authorities in identifying Allen as a suspect. The second suspect is still at large.
The Marietta robbery is believed to be connected to a series of drug store robberies in Gwinnett, Douglas and DeKalb counties, as well as in Newnan south of Atlanta.
Marietta Schools Put on Lockdown After Nearby Armed Robbery