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Alabama duo accused of suburban Atlanta crime spree

September 23, 2019

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Two Alabama men with guns were apprehended after police say they went on an afternoon crime spree in the Atlanta suburbs, police said.

Employees of a check-cashing business in the Marietta area called 911 shortly before 3 p.m. Sunday, saying two armed men tried to rob the business. About five minutes later, a delivery driver for a nearby restaurant said the men attacked him and stole his vehicle and belongings.

A short time later, a Sleep Inn hotel housekeeper called 911 to report two young men walking around with handguns.

Police surrounded the hotel and arrested Quatreion Hughes of Toney, Alabama, 19; and Raiquon Anderson, 21, of Huntsville, Alabama. Both face charges including armed robbery and hijacking a vehicle.

“The stolen vehicle, personal property and all the cash taken was recovered,” Marietta police said in a statement. “We are incredibly thankful for the way several members of the community, multiple operators from Cobb County 911 and numerous officers from Cobb County Police Department all worked together with our road officers, sergeants and detectives to hold these two suspects accountable for their actions.”

It wasn’t known if either man has a lawyer who could be reached for comment on their behalf.