FBI Atlanta
Special Agent Stephen Emmett
(404) 679-6451
November 20, 2015

Serial Robbers Targeting Atlanta-Area Walmart Stores

Special Agent in Charge (SAC) J. Britt Johnson, FBI Atlanta, requests the public’s assistance in identifying those responsible for a series of armed robberies around the metro Atlanta area targeting Walmart stores.

Since May 2015, there have been approximately eight armed robberies of Walmart stores in the metro Atlanta area that are believed by law enforcement to be related. All robberies listed below have a very similar modus operandi. Between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and midnight, an armed robber wearing a surgical mask will enter the store, brandish a firearm, and rob the nearest cashier. In at least two of the robberies, it is believed that there is a black female posing as a customer inside the store at the time of the robbery, and it is believed she is coordinating efforts with the armed robber prior to the actual robbery occurring and then leaving the store after the robbery is conducted.

  • May 15, 2015: 8424 Mall Parkway, Lithonia, Georgia
  • August 11, 2015: 970 Mansell Rd, Roswell, Georgia
  • August 18, 2015: 4725 Ashford Dunwoody Rd, Dunwoody, Georgia
  • September 13, 2015: 7050 Highway 85, Riverdale, Georgia
  • September 21, 2015: 8424 Mall Parkway, Lithonia, Georgia
  • September 26, 2015: 4975 Jimmy Carter Blvd, Norcross, Georgia
  • October 1, 2015: 6152 Covington Hwy, Lithonia, Georgia
  • October 7, 2015: 2395 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, Georgia. During this robbery, the robber fired a round into the floor by the cash register.

The robber is described as being a black male, approximately 5’5” in height, and wearing a surgical/dust mask as a disguise. The possibility exists that there may be two different female accomplices serving as lookouts during the robbery.

This matter is being jointly investigated by the FBI, Dekalb Police Department, Dunwoody Police Department, Roswell Police Department, Riverdale Police Department, and the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers at (404) 577-8477. There is a reward in this matter and all callers can remain anonymous.