Authorities Monday afternoon were working to determine if the man arrested earlier in the day in connection with the Saturday afternoon robbery at the Bank of America branch in Hiram was involved in other crimes in neighboring Cobb County.
Devin Johnson, 28, already faces one count of robbery after being arrested at a friend’s house in Roswell about 10:30 a.m. Monday. But more charges could be pending if authorities can link him to two other robberies.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Johnson may be the “Lollipop Bandit” suspect who robbed two Cobb banks in May. During each robbery, the suspect sucked a lollipop.
On May 11, Cobb County Police announced that authorities were seeking the perpetrator of a robbery that occurred that morning at a Wells Fargo bank in Mableton. In that incident, a black man walked into the bank sucking a lollipop and handed a teller a note stating that he had a gun. He then demanded and received an undisclosed amount of money before fleeing on foot.
That man was described as being about 5-feet-9-inches tall and about 180 pounds. Witnesses said he was last seen wearing a black hoodie and a white T-shirt underneath, dark shorts, black-and-white sneakers and a hat with an Atlanta Falcons emblem on it.
A week later, Cobb Police again sought a man who had a lollipop in his mouth—this time in connection with a late-morning robbery at a Regions Bank in Marietta. The perp was described as a 5-foot-9 black man wearing a black do-rag, khaki shorts and large black-brown-and-white sunglasses.
Photos of the suspect(s) in these incidents are attached to this article.
Detective Donald Roberts of the Hiram Police Department told Dallas-Hiram Patch Monday afternoon that other law enforcement agencies were talking to Johnson regarding robberies in Cobb County. Roberts said he was unfamiliar with the details of the Cobb cases in question.
According to Johnson’s booking report from the Paulding County Detention Center (the document is attached to this article), the 28-year-old Johnson—who resides at a Cathers Creek Drive residence in Hiram—is 6-feet-1-inches tall and weighs 155 pounds. Hiram Police over the weekend announced they were seeking a man in his late 20s or early 30s with a lean build and standing an estimated 6 feet tall.
Dallas-Hiram Patch will be in touch with authorities to learn if Johnson will face charges related to the crimes tied to the “Lollipop Bandit” or other incidents in Paulding, Cobb or other counties.
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