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Arrest Made in Marietta Rite Aide Armed Robbery

The crime this month 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.

Travis Bernard Allen. Courtesy Marietta Police Department
Travis Bernard Allen. Courtesy Marietta Police Department
Marietta police say one of two suspects reportedly involved in a Whitlock Avenue drugstore robbery earlier this month has been apprehended.

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.


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