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Final suspect in robbery spree pleads guilty

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(WXIA) -- The final member of a crew that robbed at least five armored cars in metro Atlanta has pleaded guilty to his part in the crimes.

Quentin Booker entered his plea Friday in federal court to five counts of armed robbery and two counts of using a firearm during a crime. He and his co-defendants were convicted of a number of crimes between October 2010 and March 2011 that netted them more than $470,000 in cash.

Booker, 36, of Douglasville acted as a lookout during five armored car robberies, including:

* A Dunbar Armored courier making a cash pickup at Mex-America Latino Services in Marietta on Oct. 7, 2010

* A Dunbar Armored courier restocking cash in the ATM at a Bank of America in Buford on Nov. 11, 2010

* A Loomis Armored courier restocking cash in the ATM at a Wells Fargo in Snellville on Nov. 29, 2010

* A Dunbar Armored courier heading to an ATM inside the Mall of Georgia on Dec. 7, 2010

* A Loomis Armored courier restocking cash in the ATM at a Wells Fargo in Stone Mountain on Jan. 21, 2011; the courier was shot and seriously injured

Members of the same group also robbed and fatally shot a Garda Cash Logistics courier outside the Kroger on Lavista Road in DeKalb County on Mar. 15, 2011.

"These violent robberies terrorized the community," U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said. "This is not the Wild West where robbers ride off into glory after a heist. This is reality. Violent criminals like these will be caught and prosecuted, even the lookouts."

Booker will be sentenced May 19.

Eight other members of the robbery crew pleaded guilty as well:

* Ashley Henderson, 29, of Snellville; charged with six counts of robbing an armored car, two counts of using a firearm during a crime and one count of causing the death of another through the use of a firearm

* Stacey Dooley, 37, of Snellville; charged with six counts of robbing an armored car, one count of using a firearm during a crime and one count of causing the death of another through the use of a firearm

* Edwin Thornton, 31, of Atlanta; charged with three counts of robbing an armored car and one count of using a firearm during a crime

* Derrick Powell, 26, of Atlanta; charged with two counts of robbing an armored car and one count of using a firearm during a crime

* Michael Johnson, 31, of Atlanta; charged with two counts of robbing an armored car and one count of using a firearm during a crime

* Ronnie Little, 22, of Stone Mountain; charged with one count of robbing an armored car and one count of using a firearm during a crime

* Veronica Bullard, 35, of Lithia Springs; charged with one count of robbing an armored car

* Desiree Jones, 29, of Snellville; charged with two counts of transferring a firearm while knowing it would be used in a violent crime

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