Man arrested, charged in Roswell armed robberies at gas station, hotel

A man accused of robbing a hotel and a gas station in Roswell early Monday morning was arrested after being hunted down by a K-9 unit near Ga. 400, officials said.

Loubens Jean-Pierre, 33, of Roswell, is charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault, battery, robbery by intimidation, possession of cocaine and fleeing and attempting to elude, according to a Facebook post by the Roswell Police Department.

He was arrested just minutes after allegedly robbing a clerk at the Comfort Inn at 1500 Market Boulevard and fleeing in a vehicle about 3:30 a.m., the post said. An officer spotted the suspect changing clothes in a parking lot behind a nearby building and began a pursuit, according to police.

SUSPECT ARRESTED IN ARMED ROBBERY INVESTIGATION Roswell Police Department Uniform Patrol tracked down and arrested 33...

Posted by Roswell Police Department on Monday, December 30, 2019

The post said Jean-Pierre took off, zipping through the parking lot of a PGA Tour Superstore at 1005 Holcomb Woods Parkway and then driving up a large embankment, where he ditched the car and took off running.

The K-9 unit from Alpharetta was called in and helped track the suspect hiding in some bushes, the post said. Police said the stolen money was found in a backpack at the scene.

Credit: Fulton County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Fulton County Sheriff's Office

Before the hotel robbery, Jean-Pierre is accused of robbing and assaulting a clerk at gunpoint inside a Shell gas station at 1100 Holcomb Bridge Road.

The investigation is ongoing.

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