Police say the man responsible for robbing three delivery drivers in a south Gwinnett neighborhood and holding a 73-year-old woman at gunpoint in her own home is now behind bars.
Walter Tommy Williams III, 19, was arrested Wednesday evening on 20 felony charges, including several counts of armed robbery, aggravated assault and false imprisonment, Channel 2 Action News reported.
Williams is accused robbing three delivery drivers in the Wellington Hills neighborhood late last year, pistol-whipping one of them. He’s also suspected of entering the woman’s home and demanding money and sex from her at gunpoint, Channel 2 reported. When the woman refused, Williams allegedly performed a sex act in front of her.
Police said Williams placed food delivery orders to three homes in the same Snellville neighborhood and then robbed the drivers in the driveway when they arrived.
All of the incidents occurred off Bethany Church Road near U.S. 78 in a span of a few days, police said.
The delivery driver robberies occurred on Nov. 29, Dec. 1 and Dec. 2. The home invasion also occurred on Dec. 2. In each robbery, when the delivery driver arrived, the suspect puled out a gun and demanded the drivers’ cash, wallets and cell phones, police said.
Police released a GBI sketch of the suspect late last year in an attempt to identify him.
Investigators spent months tracking down Williams, who was apprehended Thursday by Gwinnett police and the fugitive squad, Channel 2 reported.
“The area where the crimes were occurring matched his proximity and they were able to put things together to develop him as that suspect, Gwinnett police spokesman Cpl. William Rundles told the news station.
Police said William doesn’t have any previous arrests. He remains held without bond at the Gwinnett County jail, records show.
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