Morrow police have charged a car wash employee and his brother for trying to rob the business of money from its ATM.
Don Juanlevez Glass, 37, of Atlanta, told police he was ";having a hard time financially,"; when he schemed to rob the ATM owned by Tidal Wave Car Wash, according to warrants issued through Clayton County Magistrate Court. Glass's brother, DeAmos Ebay Glass, 28, of Forest Park, worked at the car wash.
Both men are being held without bond in the Clayton County Jail.
Witnesses told police that a masked gunman wearing a dark hoodie and latex gloves approached DeAmos Glass and a second worker Monday about 9:26 p.m. The gunman pressed the semi-automatic pistol to the second worker's neck and walked the pair to the car wash's ATM, allege the warrants. The gunman ordered both men to the ground and then told the second worker to open the machine. But the worker told the gunman he needed a key from the office.
While the gunman was distracted, the second worker began running and calling 911, said police. The gunman ran into a nearby tree line, took off his gloves and mask and put them with the gun into a blue bag he was carrying, said police.
After police arrived, officers said they saw Don Glass emerging from the woods sweaty, breathless and walking at a fast pace. Police said Glass only complied with an officer's order when threatened with a taser.
The gun was reported stolen in Clayton in 2004, said police. Don Glass said he bought it a few years ago for $200. In 1997, Glass served 10 months in Georgia State Prison on a drug conviction, according to the Department of Corrections web site.
Through witness statements and surveillance cameras, police said they determined the brothers were in on the robbery together.