Police have arrested two suspects and are searching for a third in connection with the armed robbery of two men who thought they were meeting up with someone to buy iPhones.
Jaquell Djquell Middleton, 20, of Snellville, and Dianne De Leon, 18, of Atlanta, were arrested and charged with two counts of armed robbery. Middleton was also charged with two counts of aggravated assault.
Gwinnett County police are still searching for Burt Williams, 19, of Doraville. He is wanted on two counts of armed robbery and one count of aggravated assault.
Middleton, Williams and De Leon met two men at a QuikTrip on 6182 S. Norcross Tucker Road on May 13, police said. The men believed they would buy two iPhone 7s for $350 each from a man they met through the OfferUp marketplace app. They knew the man as “Lil J,” and an OfferUp investigator later identified Lil J as Middleton.
After refusing to make the transaction inside the QuikTrip, Middleton led the men behind the store, police said. Middleton then pulled a gun out and demanded the men hand over their cash and other possessions, according to police. Williams and De Leon were allegedly waiting behind the store when Middleton led the men out there.
Anyone with information on Williams’ whereabouts is asked to contact Gwinnett County detectives at 770-513-5300 or Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477. Crime Stoppers tips may be rewarded with up to $2,000 if they lead to an arrest or indictment.
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