Peachtree City police Thursday arrested two more local men in connection with the armed robberies of the Peachtree City Target Aug. 30 and the Pit Stop convenience store Sept. 12, officials said.
That brings the total number of suspects arrested to six, as police are still looking for a seventh suspect: Bradford J. Gibbs Jr., 20, of Tom Bridges Road, Newnan for one count each of armed robbery, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
The latest two arrested suspects were identified as Xavier D. Walton, 22, of Lexington Circle, Peachtree City and Laquavious N. Mack, 21, of Twiggs Corner, Peachtree City. Walton was charged with armed robbery and Mack was charged with obstruction of law enforcement officers, police said.
On Wednesday, police announced the arrest of four suspects in the case:
• Kyle Cornell, 22, of Harbor Loop, Peachtree City, was arrested on two counts of armed robbery;
• Jeramie Ruiz, 18, of Lexington Circle, Peachtree City, was arrested on one count of armed robbery, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime;
• Demetrious Tucker, 22, of Sunrise Court, Union City, was arrested Sept. 21 on one count of armed robbery and obstruction; and
• Jimmy Nash, 20, of Garden Lake Drive, Riverdale, was arrested Sept. 21 on two counts of armed robbery, two counts of aggravated assault and one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, according to Peachtree City Police spokesperson Capt. Rosanna Dove.
The suspects are familiar with each other and have been known to associate with each other socially, Dove said. Dove also noted that there was no evidence of gang activity involving the individuals arrested.
The arrests stemmed from of an extensive investigation involving the armed robberies of the Peachtree City Target Store on Ga. Highway 74 in Kedron Village on Aug. 30 and the Pit Stop convenience store on Ga. Highway 54 and Petrol Point on Sept. 12, Dove said.
During the investigation it was discovered that the Peachtree City armed robberies were linked to an armed robbery that occurred at the Sonic Drive-In on Hwy. 74 in Tyrone Sept. 12, Dove said.
Peachtree City investigators are currently following up on several additional leads concerning these cases, Dove said, adding that other arrests could be forthcoming.
Dove said as leads developed the Tyrone Police Department was instrumental in assisting with the investigation, also noting that Target was extremely helpful in providing video and other information pertaining to the investigation.