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Sixth Arrest Made in Connection with Mall of Georgia Robberies

Woman charged with conspiracy to commit armed robbery.

Another arrest has been made in connection with a string of armed robberies in Gwinnett.

Desiree Jones, 26, has been charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit armed robbery. Jones is also facing charges related to a separate case. While executing a search warrant in connection with the armed robbery investigation, police located a stolen vehicle in Jones’ garage. The vehicle belonged to Jones and had been reported stolen in July of 2010. Police say Jones received an insurance payment in connection with the alleged theft. As a result, Jones is facing charges of insurance fraud and false report of a crime. She is currently being held at the Gwinnett County Detention Center.

Jones and one of the other armed robbery suspects, Stacey Lamont Dooley, have a child together. and has been charged with three counts of armed robbery in Gwinnett and three counts of conspiracy to commit armed robbery.

Two other suspects, Quinton Lamar Booker and Ashley Henderson, have also been charged with three counts of armed robbery in Gwinnett and three counts of conspiracy to commit armed robbery.

Another suspect, by Marietta Police and is charged with one count of party to the crime of armed robbery.

Police have also charged Edward Thornton, 28, with two counts of armed robbery. Thornton recently surrendered to DeKalb Police.

The arrests were made in connection with a series of armed robberies including several in Gwinnett County. The first Gwinnett robbery occurred in November of 2010 at the Mall of Georgia Bank of America. The second Gwinnett robbery took place at the Wells Fargo in Centerville. On December 7, 2010, the suspects are accused of committing a robbery inside the Mall of Georgia. An armed guard fired one round at the suspects in that incident.

In all three Gwinnett cases, guards were refilling ATMs at the time of the robberies.

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