Serial pawnshop bandit suspect charged by Snellville, Conyers police

Snellville police have taken out an arrest warrant for a man suspected in dozens of pawnshop robberies.

Avery Frazier, 47, is currently in the Rockdale County jail on robbery charges related to a pawnshop/title loan company, high-cash businesses that dot the metro Atlanta area, according to police.

“He is a suspect in over 34 Titlebucks/Titlemax robberies,” Det. Orlando Concepcion told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Thursday. “So far, he was charged in three jurisdictions. I’m pretty sure there will be many more coming.”

Snellville Capt. Robert Carey, who heads up the robbery unit, said Frazier has outstanding warrants for aggravated assault in Kansas. Police linked him to the Snellville Titlebucks robbery on Oct. 8 at 2537 Main Street through surveillance cameras after Conyers police arrested him, Carey said. The surveillance video shows him wearing an identical shirt, Carey said.

“It looks like it is the same guy,” Carey said.

The Snellville robbery netted the bandit nearly $5,000, according to the incident report. Cedric Stanfield told police he was seated at his desk when a man, with a scarf around his face and donning sunglasses, entered and pulled a revolver from his waistband and said, “Let’s have it,” the report said.

The robber forced Stanfield to the back of the business and had him sit facing the wall while he looted the business, the report said. It described the bandit as wearing blue jeans, a white t-shirt and a hat.

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