police-siren1The Atlanta Police Department has apprehended f five individuals connected to the recent rash of robberies at auto parts stores and restaurants throughout metro Atlanta.

The Atlanta robberies occurred at multiple businesses dating back to January 2016. Investigators say the suspects targeted 11 businesses in Atlanta including Q-Time Restaurant, Advance Auto Parts, AutoZone, O’Riley Automotive and and the McDonald’s on Ponce de Leon Avenue.

Investigators have determined that the suspects are part of a gang based out of Clayton County known as The Bounty Hunters. It has also been determined that they part of a robbing crew also responsible for at least 21 robberies in Clayton County, as well as robberies in Brookhaven, Chamblee, DeKalb County, Henry County, Riverdale, Lake City, and Morrow.

Atlanta Police have arrested and charged Taraidan Gass, 19 and William Martin, 26. They are charged with armed robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and aggravated assault. They are currently booked in the Fulton County Jail.

Clayton County Police have arrested and charged Maurice Maddox, 17 and Raymond Flagg, 35. They are currently booked in the Clayton County Jail.

Brookhaven Police arrested and charged Eric Harris, 30. He is currently booked in the DeKalb County Jail.

Atlanta Police will also charge Maddox, Flagg, and Harris with armed robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and aggravated assault.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.