The following day, Cobb police were called to an attempted robbery at another Walgreens on Floyd Road shortly after 2 p.m.
“The robbery occurred in a similar manner ... and the suspect descriptions matched the previous incident,” Melton said, adding that no money was stolen during Wednesday’s attempted heist.
About that time, Smyrna police started investigating a similar robbery that occurred at a pharmacy in their jurisdiction, Melton said.
Using surveillance video, authorities were able to identify the men and obtain warrants for their arrests. The suspects were taken into custody Thursday after their car was stopped by Atlanta police just inside the Cobb line, Melton said.
Soulsby is charged with armed robbery and two counts of aggravated assault, while McClure is charged with one count of armed robbery and one count of aggravated assault, records show. Additional charges will be added in connection with the alleged robbery in Smyrna, authorities said.
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