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Suspected Morrow bank robber caught after Augusta heist

Man, 42, is in Richmond County jail

Eddie Adonis Garnett

Eddie Adonis Garnett

MORROW — A man police say robbed the Bank of America in Morrow was apprehended Thursday, just hours after police said he robbed a bank in Augusta.

Eddie Adonis Garnett was arrested in Richmond County around 9 p.m., at a Travelodge hotel in Augusta. Police said Garnett was alone at the hotel when he was taken into custody.

“He was arrested by U.S. Marshals and Richmond County Sheriff’s Office without incident,” said Morrow Police Capt. James Callaway, whose investigators also played a role in the capture. “He was also charged for a bank robbery earlier that same day in Augusta. He was active with warrants from Morrow for robbery.”

Callaway said Garnett, 42, may also be a suspect in a Sept. 14 Riverdale bank robbery.

The Morrow police captain said on Oct. 2, Garnett robbed the Bank of America located at 1200 Mt. Zion Road in Morrow. Police arrested Renard Stafford Wednesday, and charged him as the driver of the getaway car in that robbery.

“We have been working non-stop since the robbery to find this bank robbery suspect,” Callaway said. “We were able to develop a lot of leads early on and we quickly apprehended the getaway driver. We were able to determine through different investigative resources the identity of ‘Eddie’ and were able to track him to Augusta. When we arrived in Augusta, we had an active warrant for his arrest in Clayton County.”

The police captain said Garnett robbed a SunTrust bank in Richmond County around 11 a.m., the same day he was arrested.

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OscarKnight 1 year, 11 months ago

.....Morrow's Police Force is more concerned with Minor Traffic Violations than Bank Robbers.

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OscarKnight 1 year, 11 months ago

........Morrow : Hefty Fines For Traffic Violations

......."Judge repeatedly charges for traffic warnings"

Read More :

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/judge-repeatedly-charges-traffic-warnings/nK6tY/

....Perhaps Morrow is attempting to recover it's loss of revenue from this fire trap :

'Olde Towne Morrow' riddled with problems by Archive

.....Or; Maybe this undue harassment, from The Morrow Police Department would be from the loss of revenue by this :

....."Mall Woes : Southlake Mall Is Troubled" :

http://www.ajc.com/news/business/mall-woes-gwinnett-place-changes-hands-southlake-t/nR9GK/

...Rule # 1 : When driving in Morrow, never make a Left Turn.....It don't matter if the arrow allows you to do so, you will still be given a ticket by the cameras. The best way to avoid this is to go straight, until you reach the end of the jurisdiction of Morrow.

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/more-drivers-charged-dismissed-tickets/nN8Qq/

....The message that The City of Morrow is sending to their customer base, is Stay Out of Morrow and continue driving straight.

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