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Suspect now tied to seven armed robberies in past month

Suspect now tied to seven armed robberies in past month

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga -- A serial robber isn't making it hard for police to tie all of his robberies together. So far police believe the suspect has robbed seven gas stations or drug stores since December 10, 2013.

Five different police agencies have tied the cases together from surveillance video and descriptions from victims and witnesses in the seven robberies.

He walks into the stores and demands money from the clerk and then walks out with only a handful of cash. Police said he is rarely violent. In one robbery he knocked over a display case when the clerk didn't comply with his demands.

Man wanted for robberies in Marietta, Roswell

Man wanted for robberies in Marietta, Roswell

ROSWELL, Ga. -- Police believe the same man is responsible for a gas station robbery in Cobb County and a pharmacy robbery in Fulton County.

Roswell police spokeswoman Lisa Holland said a suspect robbed the CVS in the 1300 block of Woodstock Road on Sunday. He pointed a gun at a cashier and demanded money and cigarettes. The suspect then got away in an older model green or blue hatchback car with a female passenger inside.

The man was caught on surveillance video walking into the store.

Holland said investigators think the same man robbed the Shell station in the 2600 block of Windy Hill Road in Marietta at around 1 a.m. Wednesday.

In that case, the suspect made a small purchase at the station's convenience store; when the register opened, he pointed a gun at the cashier and demanded money. Cobb County police spokesman Mike Bowman said the man drove away in a black car, possibly a Toyota, with a spoiler on the back.

Man sentenced for selling machines to Iran

Man sentenced for selling machines to Iran

ROME, Ga. -- A metro Atlanta man has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for conspiring to sell machines to Iran in violation of a U.S. trade embargo.

Mark Mason Alexander, 53, of Roswell was sentenced Monday. He will spend three years on supervised release after getting out of prison.

According to information presented in court, Alexander, also known as Musa Mahmood Ahmed, was CEO of Hydrajet Mena, a company based in the United Arab Emirates.

Between October 2006 and June 2008, Alexander conspired with two Iranian businessmen to sell Hydrajet cutting systems to customers in Iran, in direct violation of the United States' trade embargo against the country.

U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said an investigation revealed the machines were manufactured in Dalton. Alexander reportedly had the machines trans-shipped to Iran via his company in the United Arab Emirates.

Bodies of missing boy, father found in Roswell

Bodies of missing boy, father found in Roswell

ROSWELL, Ga. -- The bodies of a missing Roswell boy and his father were found by police as they searched for the child Friday morning.

Roswell police spokeswoman Lisa Holland said the bodies were found about half a mile from the Old Holcomb Bridge Way apartment complex where 4-year-old Jesus Dominguez was taken Thursday afternoon. She said the child and his father Carlos Dominguez appear to have been killed in a murder-suicide.

Dominguez was discovered missing from the apartment around 4:30 p.m. Authorities discovered Dominguez's mother unresponsive and transported her to a local medical center. She is listed in serious condition. Holland said she'd been badly beaten.

The Levi's Call for Jesus Dominguez was cancelled at 1 p.m. Friday.

Dentist pleads guilty to Medicaid fraud

Dentist pleads guilty to Medicaid fraud

MARIETTA, Ga. -- An Atlanta-area dentist has pleaded guilty to defrauding Georgia Medicaid of more than $2.2 million.

Kenneth Morris Wiggins Jr. entered his plea Friday, and was sentenced to seven years in prison and three on probation. He must also pay $2,230,618.81 in restitution.

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Wiggins owned Cosmetic and Family Dentistry of Roswell in Fulton County and Cosmetic and Family Dentistry of Marietta in Cobb County. Both businesses were providers in the Georgia Medicaid Program's Dental Services.

According to information presented in court, Wiggins billed Medicaid for procedures for 220 patients, even though he never actually performed the dental work.

Man arrested in Roswell home invasion

Man arrested in Roswell home invasion

ROSWELL, Ga. -- A 27-year-old homeless man has been arrested in a recent home invasion in Roswell.

Robert Earl Foster Jr. is accused of breaking into a house and binding a victim with duct tape.

It happened Oct. 18 at a home on Hembree Grove Overlook.

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Roswell police spokesperson Lisa Holland said investigators believe Foster broke into the house through a back door and surprised the homeowner. The suspect and victim got into a struggle; both were injured.

Holland said Foster tied up the homeowner with duct tape and then ran. He was armed with a knife during the home invasion.

The victim's injuries were not serious, but he was taken to a local hospital as a precaution, Holland said.

Police looking for driver who hit woman

Police looking for driver who hit woman

ROSWELL, Ga. -- The Roswell Police Department is working to identify a driver who hit a woman on Ga. 400 and then drove away.

The accident happened at around 1:30 a.m. Saturday near Holcomb Bridge Road.

Roswell Police Officer Lisa Holland said David Neil Howell and his sister, 28-year-old Sarah Howell, were riding a motorcycle north on Ga. 400 when the bike clipped a median wall.

Both victims were thrown from the motorcycle. Sarah Howell, of Alpharetta, was hit by a car and killed. David Howell, who was driving, was taken to a hospital with minor injuries. He was released Monday morning and promptly arrested; charges include DUI, reckless driving, failure to maintain lane and vehicular homicide.

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