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On March 17, 2015, Officer’s with the Griffin Police Department responded to 837 Experiment Street, Griffin, GA (Amin’s Food Mart) in reference to an armed robbery in progress.  According to the clerk, a black male wearing all black and a black ski mask entered the store and brandished what appeared to be a silver semi-automatic pistol and demanded money.  The suspect then locked the clerk in the office and fled the scene on foot.  The Griffin Police Department Crime Scene Unit and Investigator Sgt. Sommer Bales responded to the scene and took over the investigation. After further investigation Sgt. Bales was able to identify the suspect as Jermaine Lawrence, aka Jermaine McKibben, and determined that he lived at 503 Hallyburton St. in Griffin.  A search warrant was obtain for the residence and during the execution of the warrant the weapon used during the robbery was recovered along with additional evidence from the scene of the robbery.  Unfortunately Lawrence was not present.  Based on the evidence Sgt. Bales obtained arrest warrants for Jermaine Lawrence.  He is currently wanted for Armed Robbery and Aggravated Assault with several additional charges pending.  Jermaine Lawrence is considered to be armed and dangerous.  Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Jermaine Lawrence should contact 911 immediately or Sgt. Bales at 770-229-6450, ext. 507.

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