Fayetteville police on Jan. 25 arrested a College Park man who has been charged with the armed robberies of a business at the Fayette Pavilion on Jan. 23 and a food mart on North Glynn Street on Jan. 24.
Charlie Jackson, Jr., 22, was charged with two counts of armed robbery, according to Fayetteville Police Department Captain Jeff Harris. Other charges are pending, Harris added.
In the Jan. 23 armed robbery, officers at approximately 1 p.m. were dispatched to the City Gear athletic shoes and clothing store on Pavilion Parkway in reference to an armed robbery in progress.
“Police arrived and met with the complainant, a City Gear employee, who said an unidentified black male came into the store and pointed a firearm at them, demanding cash from the register,” city spokesperson Ann Marie Burdett said at the time.
Reports noted that the man, for whom witnesses provided a description, fled the store on foot.
In the Jan. 24 armed robbery, a male entered the GKJ Food Mart on North Glynn Street at approximately 1 p.m.
Harris said the man produced a handgun and took an undisclosed amount of money from the cash register.
Witnesses were able to provide officers with a description of the vehicle used in the robbery, Harris noted.
It was on Jan. 25 that Jackson wrecked the truck he was driving in the area of Tommy Lee Cook Road and U.S. Highway 29 in northeast Coweta County, said Harris.
Harris said Fayetteville officers, with the assistance of Coweta County deputies, took Jackson into custody.