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FBI Seeks Public’s Assistance to Locate Suspect in Robberies

FBI Atlanta July 17, 2013
  • Special Agent Stephen Emmett (404) 679-6451

Updated July 22, 2013: Artavius Brown was arrested on Friday, July 19, 2013, in the Thomasville Heights area of Atlanta by officers of the Atlanta Police Department. He was transferred to federal custody on July 20, 2013.

ATLANTA—Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Mark F. Giuliano, FBI Atlanta, requests the public’s assistance in locating the following individual who is believed to be responsible for 24 robberies of Atlanta-area Family Dollar stores and is now charged federally with the June 21, 2013 armed robbery of the PNC Bank in Tucker, Georgia.

On Friday, June 21, 2013, at approximately 4:45 p.m., a lone black male entered the PNC Bank located at 2355 main Street, Tucker, Georgia, and initially advised the teller that he wanted to cash a check. After placing a book bag on the teller counter, the individual instead pulled out a handgun and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of money, the robber then departed the bank without further incident.

On Friday, July 5, 2013, a federal criminal complaint and arrest warrant was obtained for Artavius Marcellus Brown, age 23, of Atlanta, Georgia, charging him with violation of Title 18 USC 2113 (a) and (d) and Title 18 USC 924 (c), armed bank robbery, in connection with the above robbery.

Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta is offering a reward of up to $7,000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of Artavius Marcellus Brown.

Any information on the case can be submitted anonymously at (404) 577-TIPS (8477), online at www.crimestoppersatlanta.org, or by texting CSA and the tip to CRIMES (274637). Persons do not have to give their name or any identifying information to be eligible for the reward.

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.

Below is the list of Family Dollar robberies believed to be carried out by Artavius Marcellus Brown.


  • February 18, 2013—Family Dollar located at 3855 Lawrenceville Hwy, Tucker, Georgia 30084, 11:16 a.m.
  • February 21, 2013—Family Dollar located at 319 N. Stone Mtn Lithonia Rd, Stone Mtn, Georgia, 9:20 p.m.
  • February 25, 2013—Dollar General located at 6633 Covington Hwy, Lithonia, Georgia 3005, 8:00 p.m.
  • February 25, 2013—Family Dollar located at 4787 Covington Hwy, 8:21 p.m.
  • May 1, 2013—Family Dollar located at 3590 Panola Rd, Lithonia, Georgia 30038, 11:26 a.m.
  • May 1, 2013—Dollar General located at 2552 Wesley Chapel Rd, Decatur, Georgia 30032, 11:41 a.m.
  • May 9, 2013—Family Dollar located at 7184 Rockbridge Rd, Stone Mtn, Georgia 30087, 12:45 p.m.
  • May 9, 2013—Dollar General located at 4312 Chamblee Tucker Rd, Atlanta, Georgia, 1:33 p.m.
  • May 14, 2013—Dollar General located at 4351 Hugh Howell Rd, Tucker Georgia 30084, 4:02 p.m.
  • May 23, 2013—Dollar General located at 3900 Glenwood Rd, Decatur, Georgia 30032, 4:47 p.m.
  • May 28, 2013—Family Dollar located at 1400 Moreland Ave, Atlanta, Georgia 30034, 4:27 p.m.
  • May 29, 2013—Family Dollar located at 5403 Covington Hwy, Decatur, Georgia 30035, 12:05 p.m.
  • May 31, /2013—Dollar General located at 2846 LaVista Rd, Decatur, Georgia 30033, 1:16 p.m.


  • May 26, 2013—Family Dollar located at 3500 MLK Drive, Atlanta, Georgia, 12 p.m.
  • June 2, 2013—Family Dollar located at 807 Cascade Rd, Atlanta, Georgia, 11:45 a.m.

City Of Lilburn

  • March 4, 2013: Dollar General 5570 Lawrenceville Hwy Lilburn, Georgia 30047 6:45-7 p.m.
  • June 6, 2013 Family Dollar 5279 Lawrenceville Hwy Lilburn, Georgia 30047 12:20-12:30 p.m.

City Of Lithonia

  • June 6, 2013—Family Dollar located at 6928 Main Street, Lithonia, Georgia, 1 p.m.

Gwinnett County

  • May 9, 2013—Family Dollar located at 4624 Jimmy Carter Blvd, Norcross, Georgia 30093, unknown time
  • May 17, 2013—Dollar General located at 5610 Singleton Rd, Norcross, Georgia 30093, unknown time
  • May 30, 2013—Family Dollar located at 1455 Pleasant Hill Rd, Lawrenceville, Georgia, unknown time
  • May 31, 2013—Dollar General located at 1500 Pleasant Hill Rd, Duluth, Georgia, unknown time

Henry County

  • June 11, 2013—Dollar General located at 1910 Jodeco Rd, Stockbridge, Georgia,12:50 p.m.
  • June 12, 2013—Dollar General located at 1005 Brentwood Parkway, Stockbridge, Georgia, 2:48 p.m.