Shoplifter arrested for armed robbery

by Wes Mayer

A man tied to a shoplifting ring was arrested Tuesday, but two other suspects have not been identified. On Sept. 3 around 1:15 p.m., three suspects entered the Home Depot store in Newnan acting suspiciously, according to Lt. Col. Jimmy Yarbrough with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office.

One man, Anthony Lee Green, 55, went directly to the tool section with an unidentified black female and picked up items worth around $600, but the store’s security guard kept an eye on him, Yarbrough said. When Green and the female suspect bypassed the checkout aisles and went straight for the exit, the security guard moved to stop them.

The female suspect, however, pulled out a stun gun and used it on the security guard, Yarbrough said. Both suspects ran. The woman sped off in a vehicle with another unidentified suspect, and Green fled on foot with the stolen items. Green was found Tuesday by Coweta County investigators and charged with a felony for “armed robbery with other weapon.”

Investigators are looking into possible involvement by Green and the other two suspects in other Home Depot shoplifting cases in the greater Atlanta area, Yarbrough said.

The suspects are believed to be from Atlanta and may no longer be in Coweta County.



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