Quevos Talley was arrested Monday by Georgia Tech police. (Credit: Fulton County Sheriff’s Office)

Suspect arrested in armed robbery inside Georgia Tech building

Georgia Tech officials Thursday announced an arrest in the January armed robbery of a student inside a campus building.

The suspect, Quevos Talley, was also charged in connection with the thefts of two laptops in December, according to Georgia Tech spokesman Matt Nagel.

Nagel said Talley was arrested Monday by Georgia Tech police, with help from MARTA police, Atlanta police, the FBI’s Violent Crime Task Force and Crime Stoppers.

In the January incident, a student was robbed of a backpack at gunpoint inside the atrium of the Scheller College of Business building on West Peachtree Street.

Talley is also suspected in the Dec. 1, 2014, theft of two laptops, also from the Scheller College of Business.

Talley was charged with two counts of burglary, one count of armed robbery, one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, one count of false imprisonment and one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

He is being held without bond in the Fulton County Jail, a facility that he has been booked into 14 previous times since 2001, according to jail records.

Three years ago, he was arrested by Georgia Tech police and charged with theft by taking, obstruction of a law enforcement officer and marijuana possession.

Talley has spent four different stints in state prisons, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections, and was last released from Central State Prison on parole on Sept. 18, 2014.

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