ATLANTA — The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Atlanta office is offering a $10,000 reward for the apprehension of a serial armed robber they suspect hit nearly a dozen dollar stores, including in College Park and Jonesboro, and “has escalated to violence.”

The FBI says the suspect has robbed four stores this month, firing shots at a Family Dollar employee in Lawrenceville on March 10. The employee was not hit.

The same suspect is wanted in the robberies of a Jonesboro Family Dollar at 2335 Georgia Ga. Highway 138 East on March 11, as well as these stores around metro Atlanta:

♦ March 1: Dollar General, 1291 Columbia Drive, Decatur;

♦ March 5: Family Dollar, 3824 Powder Springs Road, Powder Springs;

♦ March 10: Family Dollar, 249 Scenic Highway, Lawrenceville;

Previous stores the suspect allegedly hit include:

♦ Jan. 9: 3260 Ponce de Leon Ave., Scottdale;

♦ Jan. 16: 3201 Tucker Norcross Road, Tucker;

♦ Jan. 21: 5404 Covington Highway, Decatur;

♦ Jan. 22: 3412 Clairmont Road, Brookhaven;

♦ Jan. 23: 1616 Virginia Ave., Atlanta;

♦ Jan. 31: 6871 Main St., Lithonia;

♦ Feb. 2: 1125 N. Indian Creek Drive, Lithonia.

The suspect is described as 5 feet, 8 inches to 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighing about 150 pounds. He usually wears a dark hooded sweatshirt under a dark puffy jacket, dark pants, and tan Timberland-style boots.

Anyone with information about these robberies is asked to call Crime Stoppers Atlanta at (404) 577-8477 (TIPS).

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