July 26, 2017

FBI and Conyers Police Department Arrest Jewelry Robbers

ATLANTA—Special Agent in Charge David J. LeValley, FBI Atlanta Field Office, announces the following arrests made July 26, 2017 related to a April 2017 armed robbery of a Conyers, Georgia jewelry store.

On Wednesday, July 26, 2017, Cephos Leyon “Jamal” White, age 29, of Sandy Springs, Georgia, and Sandrika Denise Sears, also known as Nubian Monae, Monae, age 31, of Decatur, Georgia, were arrested without incident at Sandy Springs, Georgia and Decatur, Georgia by FBI agents and officers/detectives of the Conyers Police Department on arrest warrants issued via federal criminal complaints charging them both with violation of Title 18 USC 1951, Hobbs Act/Robbery, and Title 18 USC 924(c) and 2, Use of Firearm during a Crime.

It is alleged in the federal criminal complaint that, on April 18, 2017, White and Sears entered Kay Jewelers, located at 1620 Dogwood Avenue, Conyers, Georgia and, at gunpoint, robbed the store of jewelry valued in excess of $700,000.

Both White and Sears were afforded their initial appearances in front of U.S. Magistrate Judge Catherine M. Salinas in Atlanta, Georgia earlier today.

This case is being worked by the FBI and the Conyers Police Department.

The public should be reminded that the above are merely allegations and that all persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.