CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — Oftentimes, the key to success comes down to timing - and that's true regardless of the end goal.
For two men in Clayton County, this virtue of planning was not present as one allegedly robbed a Family Dollar with a gun, ran out with a cash register and got the attention of a deputy.
It turns out Sgt. Guthrie with the Clayton County Sheriff's Office COBRA Squad was patrolling the area and saw a man running south "with a mask on his face and a cash register in his hand."
The suspect then led the deputy to his alleged accomplice, who the sheriff's office said was waiting in an SUV at a shopping plaza across the road, ready for a getaway.
Guthrie closed in on the vehicle and radioed in about the robbery at the store, which was at the corner of Tara Boulevard and Johnson Road. Sgt. Guthrie then allegedly pulled out his service weapon and commanded both men to raise their hands and freeze until other deputies arrived.
The department later identified the robbery suspect as Deandre Carr. The suspected getaway driver in the SUV was identified as Stephen Boyle.
Police arrived and helped piece together details that led them to believe both had been responsible for at least two more Family Dollar robberies in the area.