Cops searching for 2 Georgia children believed to be with ‘dangerous’ robbery suspect

Violet Dowell (left) and Sage Dowell were last seen in Griffin, but could be in metro Atlanta, police said.
Violet Dowell (left) and Sage Dowell were last seen in Griffin, but could be in metro Atlanta, police said.

Credit: Griffin Police Department

Credit: Griffin Police Department

Griffin police are asking the public for help locating two children believed to be with an “armed and dangerous” robbery suspect.

The department said 3-month-old Sage Dowell and her sister, 3-year-old Violet, are with their mother, Jenna Gromoll. The three are also with 51-year-old Curtis Dowell, who is Gromoll’s boyfriend and the children’s father, police said.

Curtis Dowell is wanted on an armed robbery charge stemming from an incident that occurred May 5, according to Griffin police spokeswoman Laurie Littlejohn. Details of the alleged robbery weren’t immediately released.

Police believe Gromoll, who has custody of her children, went with Dowell voluntary.

“The concern for them is what Dowell may do if he is confronted by law enforcement regarding the active warrants,” Littlejohn said.

The family was last seen in Griffin, but could be in the metro Atlanta area, authorities said.

Anyone who knows the children’s whereabouts is asked to call Investigator J. Spears at 770-229-6450, ext. 559 or email jspears@cityofgriffin.com.

“The safety and well-being of the children is our No. 1 priority,” the department said. “Please help if you know where the children are located.”

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