Two suspects face felony charges after being accused of robbing a T-Mobile store at gunpoint in Roswell before fleeing on Ga. 400.
Roswell police is crediting teamwork with another agency for the quick arrests.
Janee Catrice Bailey, 25, of Decatur, and Jonathan Jeter Gordon, 25, of Conyers, were taken into custody Tuesday afternoon after Sandy Springs police tipped off Roswell police officers that the suspects were fleeing south on Ga. 400.
The incident began just after 4:50 p.m., when the two suspects robbed the T-Mobile store at 875 Mansell Road, Roswell police said in a Facebook post.
It’s unclear how many cellphones the duo is accused of stealing, but a photo released by police appears to show about two dozen phones were found in their vehicle.
Roswell police were able to get a good description of the armed robbery suspects from the scene, providing it to other local law enforcement agencies. That allowed Sandy Springs police to assist Roswell officers in finding the fleeing suspects, who were driving south on the crowded freeway during the evening commute.
“We had officers in the area, and we were getting a live pinging, because he stole an employee’s cellphone, and we were able to start tracking that,” Roswell Officer Sean Thompson told Channel 2 Action News. “Traffic and the rain helped us because it slowed everybody down.”
Officers pulled over their vehicle and found the two suspects, the stolen cellphones and a firearm inside, the post said.
Bailey and Gordon were charged with armed robbery, while Gordon faces an additional count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. They were booked into the Fulton County Jail, where they remained Wednesday night without bond, according to online jail records.
Police said other evidence found inside their vehicle “will likely lead to additional felony charges.”
Thompson told Channel 2 that the additional evidence was counterfeit cash. The department is reaching out to other agencies to see if these suspects might be tied to other crimes.
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