Investigators said Wiles held up the DTLR Clothing Store on Ga. 85 in Riverdale around 4 p.m. Thursday. About 15 minutes later, a man fitting the same description robbed a Family Dollar store on Ga. 138 in Jonesboro, the sheriff’s office said previously.
In addition to Thursday’s robberies, Wiles was also linked to the Dec. 12 robbery of the Panhandle Package Store on Flicker Road in Jonesboro, authorities said. The incidents were captured on the stores’ security systems, prompting Clayton Sheriff Victor Hill to announce a $5,000 reward last week for information leading to his capture.
Wiles admitted to the robberies of all three businesses, and reportedly told detectives he needed the money to support his drug habit, Hill said in his release. He is charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault, possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, records show. He remained held at the Clayton County Jail Tuesday afternoon without bond.