Brandon Nicholas Lawson, 21, was taken into custody by the Bibb County police and is expected to be extradited to Atlanta where he will face armed robbery charges, Officer John Chafee with Atlanta police said in an emailed statement to the AJC.
Lawson was arrested on unrelated charges of stealing an automobile and giving a false name, the AJC reports. Bibb County is about 75 miles southeast of Atlanta.
A woman who was seen in surveillance video footage with the man before and during the armed robberies has not been identified.
A surveillance camera captured Lawson and the woman sitting with a baby stroller and smoking cigarettes at a table in front of Publix, across the street from Phipps Plaza, over the weekend.
The video shows the woman occasionally reaching over to rock the stroller to soothe the baby. The couple is believed to have committed an armed robbery shortly afterwards.
According to a police report obtained by the AJC, an elderly man was walking home from Publix when he saw a woman with a stroller and a crying baby. He was approached from behind by a man who put a gun to the back of his head and demanded his wallet and the PIN number to his ATM card.
About 20 minutes later a man at Publix reported being approached by a couple with a stroller asking if there was an ATM inside the store.
Police say the couple were seen in videos taken at other robberies in Buckhead, an upscale suburb of Atlanta.
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