JONESBORO — A “serial” robbery suspect is behind bars thanks to the work of the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office and Jonesboro Police Department.

Jay Neal Bell, 34, is suspected of committing three robberies and one attempted robbery at a McDonald’s on Ga. Highway 85, a Little Caesers and CVS on Tara Boulevard and a Quik Trip on Ga. Highway 85.

According to a CCSO Nixel alert, following the robbery at CVS, sheriff’s deputies and Jonesboro police officers set up roadblocks and perimeters to catch Bell. An officer with the Civil Process Division spotted Bell’s black four-door sedan on Ga. Highway 138. He was taken into custody without incident on Sept. 9.

“Bell told deputies he was on crack and needed money for another fix,” according to the Nixel alert.

Bell remains in the Clayton County Jail on charges of armed robbery and robbery. Bail had not been set as of Sept. 10.

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