Man sentenced to 30 years for armed robbery at Snellville home

An Atlanta man was sentenced this week to 30 years in prison after being found guilty of an armed robbery in Snellville where a homeowner’s arms and legs were zip-tied, authorities said.

Dominique Marquez Fagin, 31, was convicted of seven crimes in connection with the January 2016 robbery off White Circle, the Gwinnett County District Attorney’s Office said in a news release Friday.

Around 9:40 p.m. that night, Fagin arrived at the house dressed in all black with a ski mask and gloves, the release said.

A woman visiting the home spotted him while she was outside but failed to close the front door before he could enter. After Fagin entered, three others who were dressed similarly followed him, the release said.

The homeowner was struck behind his right ear with a weapon before his hands and legs were zip-tied.

One of the victim’s sons, who was sleeping during the incident, heard the commotion and went downstairs to check on his father, the release said.  He then had his legs and arms similarly zip-tied.

The robbers took the victims’ cellphones, wallets and other electronic items, the release said.

Fagin was found guilty of home invasion, two counts of armed robbery, two counts of false imprisonment, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, the release said. Following his 30 years in prison, he will serve 20 years on probation.

Safiya Chamere Chandler, 32, of Conley, and Ashley Jiulia Keen, 31, of Morrow, face the same charges in connection with the incident, Gwinnett court records show. Their cases remain pending.

Credit: Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office

It’s unclear whether a fourth suspect is sought in the investigation.

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