THE LATEST: Arrests made in robberies targeting Asian businesses

Two men have been arrested in connection with a string of violent robberies targeting Asian businesses across metro Atlanta, according to the FBI.

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Tabyron Smith was captured Tuesday at a residence in Fairburn and Davrion Ware was arrested Wednesday at a residence in Stone Mountain, FBI spokesman Stephen Emmett said. Both men are 22 years old and from Atlanta.

According to officials, Smith and Ware are part of a trio that robbed 10 restaurants, spas and massage parlors in Atlanta, Doraville, Duluth, Norcross, Roswell and Stone Mountain between Oct. 7 and Nov. 10. 

Surveillance video shows two of the men accused of robbing multiple metro Atlanta businesses. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

In the most recent incident, the trio went to New You Massage in the 700 block of Holcomb Bridge Road in Roswell just before 9 p.m. and pretended to be customers, Emmett said.

One of the men requested a massage, according to the FBI. Then, they pulled out handguns, demanded money and pistol-whipped employees and customers, Emmett said.

Surveillance footage showed the men in the act.

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Authorities have not discussed the whereabouts of the third man, believed to be the getaway driver.

Smith had an initial appearance in front of a U.S. magistrate judge in Atlanta Tuesday, and Ware is due in federal court Wednesday afternoon for a first appearance, Emmett said.

Both men face charges of aiding and abetting one another to commit robbery, interference with commerce by threats or violence, and possession of a firearm during a crime.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Crime Stoppers Atlanta. Tipsters can remain anonymous, and be eligible for a reward up to $2,000, by also contacting 404-577-8477, texting information to 274637 or visiting

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