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CONYERS -- Police have arrested the third suspect sought in last month's armed robbery at Georgia's Own Credit Union where Georgia Army National Guardsmen were the suspected gunmen.
Sean Jamarko Foster, 21, of Stone Mountain was taken into custody Monday and faces charges of armed robbery and aggravated assault. The arrest came 10 days after the heist where two masked men robbed the bank at gunpoint. The robbers made off with an undisclosed amount of cash in a silver vehicle.
The masked robbers were later identified by authorities as Jamelle Lloyd Francis, 25, of Grayson and Menshack Jah Nyepah, 21, of Decatur.
Foster was allegedly the getaway driver in the bank robbery, according to the Conyers Police Department.
CPD Lt. Jackie Dunn said Tuesday that Foster was arrested at a residence in Clayton County by the Clayton County Sheriff's Office. Dunn would not elaborate on the investigation and how police found Foster, but said it involved interviews and following leads.
After Francis' and Nyepah's Dec. 23 arrests, police discovered both of the men are soldiers in the Army National Guard, each holding the rank of specialist. They were attached to the HHC 560th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade out of Fort Gillem, according to police. Francis was wearing his Army uniform under the coveralls he disposed of in a wooded area after the hold-up, police said.
Foster is not believed to be in the National Guard.
"As far as we know now, he's just a friend, associate of theirs," Dunn said.
The robbery happened about 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 23, at Georgia's Own Credit Union, located at 620 Sigman Road. The masked men brandished handguns and ordered everyone to the ground. The men fled on foot, then got in a silver Mercury Marquis. A couple followed the vehicle and told police the vehicle's location. Police caught Francis, and Nyepah turned himself in to authorities Dec. 27.