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Car used in restaurant armed robbery found in Athens

2013-11-04

By Josh Akeman

Police have found the getaway car alleged to have been used in the recent armed robbery of China Cafe in Fayetteville. The car was found by police at an apartment complex in Athens.
The car has been towed back to Fayetteville and further evidence related to the crime was found inside, though police are not commenting further on that evidence.
Two of the three suspects in the Oct. 11 armed robbery are now dead. Alonzo Starks, 25, of Morrow was shot during the robbery when one of the restaurant employees drew a gun, shooting him in the head. Leandro Bernard Johnson, 27 of Ellenwood returned fire after Starks was shot, critically wounding the employee before the two fled to the getaway car alleged to have been driven by the third suspect, Alvin James Scott.
Scott was soon arrested thanks to a tip and he led police to the body of Starks, which had been dumped at an abandoned home in Morrow.
Johnson was later tracked down by the Southast Regional Fugitive Task Force at a home in Covington. When authorities broke down the door to arrest Bernard, he shot and killed himself with a pistol according to Lt. Mike Whitlow with the Fayetteville Police Department.
Scott, who allegedly never entered the restaurant on the night but served as the getaway driver, is now the only of the three left to face the bevy of charges which will include murder because the attempted armed robbery led to the death of Starks. Scott will also face multiple counts of aggravated assault, kidnapping, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

 

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