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Suspect now tied to seven armed robberies in past month

Suspect now tied to seven armed robberies in past month

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga -- A serial robber isn't making it hard for police to tie all of his robberies together. So far police believe the suspect has robbed seven gas stations or drug stores since December 10, 2013.

Five different police agencies have tied the cases together from surveillance video and descriptions from victims and witnesses in the seven robberies.

He walks into the stores and demands money from the clerk and then walks out with only a handful of cash. Police said he is rarely violent. In one robbery he knocked over a display case when the clerk didn't comply with his demands.

4 arrested for Facebook shoe robberies

4 arrested for Facebook shoe robberies

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Detectives said Tuesday they had arrested four people in connection with a series of four robberies in the Sweetwater Road area of Gwinnett County. The victims in each case were selling athletic shoes online.

The robberies took place over a four-week period from mid-November to mid-December. Investigators said the victims in the robberies were each approached on Facebook, offering to purchase the shoes for more than the victim was asking for.

Police said that when the suspects met the victims, the suspects would snatch the shoes and take off.  In one incident, one of the victims gave chase, and was confronted by the suspect, who had a handgun. In another case, the victim was robbed at gunpoint.

Gwinnett man alerts police to murder in his home

Gwinnett man alerts police to murder in his home

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Gwinnett County Police have made an arrest after finding 62-year-old Peggie Robinson of Gainesville stabbed to death inside a garage in Dacula on Saturday.

Wolf Griffin, 32, is in custody, charged with aggravated assault and felony murder. He made his first court appearance at 9 a.m. on Sunday.  He was held without bond. 

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Police found the victim's body after responding to a home in the 2900 block of Evergreen Eve Crossing.

One of the residents of the home called 911 from the parking lot of police headquarters at around 1 p.m. 

He told the dispatcher that he left the home with his grandson, daughter, wife and dog because they suspected the grandson's father had done "something horrible."

Man exposes himself in theater showing Justin Bieber movie

Man exposes himself in theater showing Justin Bieber movie

SNELLVILLE, Ga. -- Police are looking for a man accused of exposing himself to two children as they watched a movie about Justin Bieber.

The incident happened Thursday evening at the Regal Snellville Oaks movie theater on East Main Street in Snellville.

Snellville police said the man walked into a theater showing Justin Bieber's Believe and sat down next to two juveniles. He reportedly exposed himself to the victims.

The victims ran from the man and into a bathroom, while the suspect left the movie theater.

The suspect is described as about 60 years old, Hispanic, 5 feet 6 inches tall and 180 pounds. He was wearing dark colored pants and an orange long sleeve shirt. The suspect may have left the theater in a white or light colored Mercury SUV.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call Snellville police at 770-985-3555.

3 MS-13 members sentenced to life in prison

3 MS-13 members sentenced to life in prison

ATLANTA -- Three members of the MS-13 gang have been sentenced to life in prison for committing murders in two counties.

Ernesto Escobar, 30, of Norcross was sentenced Thursday in federal court. He goes by the street names "Flaco" and "Pink Panther."

Two co-defendants -- 25-year-old Miguel "Joker" Alvarado-Linares of Norcross and 30-year-old Dimas "Toro" Alfaro-Granados of Duluth -- were sentenced in October.

U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said the three men were charged with murder, attempted murder and armed robbery for several incidents in DeKalb and Gwinnett counties.

Evidence presented in court showed Alvarado-Linares and Alfaro-Granados killed a fellow MS-13 member in October 2006 because they believed the victim was cooperating with police.

Car break-in suspects arrested in Ala.

Car break-in suspects arrested in Ala.

PELHAM, Ala. -- Investigators believe two men arrested in Alabama last month are responsible for multiple car break-ins in metro Atlanta.

Oscar Moses Badger, 37, and Bobby Hanna, 24, were arrested Nov. 14 in Pelham, Ala. Police said they were caught trying to break into a car in a daycare center parking lot. They led Alabama authorities on a brief chase, but were soon captured.

Cherokee County (Ga.) Sheriff's Lt. Jay Baker said investigators believe Badger and Hanna are behind at least six car break-ins at local parks and daycare centers in early November.

They may also be responsible for thefts in Gwinnett County and Peachtree City, Baker said.

Badger and Hanna are both from south Florida. At their time of their Alabama arrest, they were out of jail on bond for similar crimes in Pennsylvania and Texas. Because of this, they are being held on $2 million bond.

Gwinnett man's 2008 murder conviction overturned

Gwinnett man's 2008 murder conviction overturned

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- A man found guilty of murder in 2008 has had his conviction overturned by double jeopardy.

Christopher Roesser was sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of shooting Keith Price to death during a botched drug deal in December 2006.

Roesser was convicted of malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault and a weapons charge. He filed a motion for a new trial and was granted one after a court found his original jury had been given erroneous instructions.

At the second trial, Roesser was acquitted of all charges except voluntary manslaughter, as the jury could not reach a verdict. The court declared a mistrial.

Roesser's attorney argued retrying him on the voluntary manslaughter count would violate the Constitution's ban on double jeopardy. Monday, the Supreme Court of Georgia wrote an opinion agreeing with the attorney.