Updated: Rome Police: Suspect faces nine armed robbery charges in Rome dating back to December 2019. GBI: Williams also is a suspect in other area robberies.

Updated: Rome Police: Suspect faces nine armed robbery charges in Rome dating back to December 2019. GBI: Williams also is a suspect in other area robberies.

 

From Rome Police: Beginning on Dec. 12, 2019, various locations within the City of Rome were victims of armed robberies. These armed robberies continued to occur through April 3, 2020. In each of the robberies, there was a consistent description of the suspect. The Rome Police Department Criminal Investigation Division in conjunction with the GBI and FBI worked diligently to locate and identify the suspect.

On July 22, 2020, a multi-jurisdictional team served an arrest and search warrant at 309-B Ross St. where Anthony Lavell Williams Jr. was located and arrested for Armed Robbery. Warrants have been issued for Williams for the following Armed Robberies:

Business Name                       Location                                  Date of Robbery

  • Dollar General Store              1605 N. Broad Street              December 12, 2019
  • Citgo                                       1901 N. Broad Street              December 21, 2019
  • Dollar General Store              25 Central Plaza                     December 29, 2019
  • Circle K                                  910 N. Broad Street                January 4, 2020
  • Circle K                                  2401 Garden Lakes Blvd.       January 4, 2020
  • North Broad Food Mart          1416 N. Broad Street              January 9, 2020
  • Dollar General Store              1100 N. 5th Avenue                 January 11, 2020
  • Dollar General Store               1804 Redmond Circle            January 24, 2020
  • CVS                                        1915 Maple Avenue               April 3, 2020

Williams also has been charged with Armed Robberies in multiple cities in Northwest Georgia.


From the GBI, Tuesday afternoon: 

On Wednesday, July 22, 2020, the GBI arrested Anthony Lavell Williams, 27, of Rome, following a search warrant executed at his residence by the Floyd/Rome SWAT team. Williams was arrested on an armed robbery warrant from Carrollton PD.

The GBI has been assisting the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Rome Police Department, Floyd County Police Department, Summerville Police Department, and Fort Oglethorpe Police Department in a series of armed robbery investigations that have occurred since December 2019.

Williams is suspected to have conducted armed robberies in Rome, Summerville, Fort Oglethorpe, and Carrolton, GA. Williams has also been suspected in several other armed robberies targeting Family Dollar, CVS, and Walgreens stores in the northwest Georgia area.

Share Button

Sorry, comments are closed for this post.