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The suspect is described as black male, 5’8” to 5’9” tall, about 150 pounds, and typically wears a dark-color hooded sweatshirt under a dark-color puffy jacket, dark pants and tan-color Timberland-style boots.

ATLANTA – The FBI, along with the DeKalb County Police Department, Brookhaven Police Department, College Park Police Department, Lithonia Police Department and Clarkston Police Department, are asking for the public's help identifying a dangerous serial armed robber.

The FBI believes the suspect is responsible for at least seven armed robberies at the following Family Dollar stores in the past month:

• Jan. 9 at 3460 E. Ponce De Leon Ave. in Scottdale

• Jan. 16 at 3201 Tucker Norcross Road in Tucker

• Jan. 21 at 5404 Covington Highway in Decatur

• Jan. 22 at 3412 Clairmont Road in Brookhaven

• Jan. 23 at 1616 Virginia Ave. in Atlanta

• Jan. 31 at 6871 Main St. in Lithonia

• Feb. 2 at 1125 N. Indian Creek Drive in Lithonia

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

He is armed with a handgun and orders employees to open the safe and takes the money inside.

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

Senior Reporter

Born and raised in Decatur, Ga. Graduated from Shorter College in Rome, Ga. in 1979 with B.A. in Communications. Worked in community newspapers for 26 years. Started at Rockdale Citizen/Newton Citizen in January 2016.

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