|Conyers police nab three, thanks to alert bank worker|
|Written by OCG News Staff|
CONYERS—An alert bank employee is credited with helping police to solve several crimes committed by three DeKalb County men who pulled in a bank parking lot after the bank had closed. Because the three men never exited the vehicle, the employee became suspicious and called police.
Conyers Police approached the car parked at Regions Bank, 1848 Hwy 138, and immediately smelled marijuana. The driver, Akine Brown, was determined to be driving on a suspended license. A passenger provided a false name, but he was later identified as Aaron Culver. A third passenger, Adonis Flournoy, was discovered to be wanted out of Taliaferro County for Failure to Appear.
After searching the vehicle, two driver’s licenses, several credit/debit cards, and several checks with multiple names other than those of the individuals identified on scene were located. Police contacted a subject on one of the driver’s licenses who stated he had been robbed in DeKalb earlier in the week. Officers also found a loaded handgun in the trio’s vehicle that had been stolen from Sandy Springs.
Akine Omara Brown, 22, 3261 Palm Tree Drive, Lithonia, was charged with seven counts of Financial Transaction Card Theft, one count of Identity Fraud, one count of Theft by Receiving Stolen Property.
Adonis Anwar Flournoy, 20, 3784 Spring Garden Lane, Lithonia, was charged with seven counts of Financial Transaction Card Theft and one count of Identity Fraud. Flournoy is also wanted out of Taliaferro County for Failure to Appear.
Aaron Gabriel Culver, 19, 1808 Treecrest Parkway, Decatur, was charged with seven counts of Financial Transaction Card Theft, one count of Identity Fraud, and Giving False Name and Date of Birth.
Conyers Police Chief Gene Wilson thanked the bank employee for help in the Sept. 5 incident.
“Thank you to the bank employee who, by being aware of her surroundings, helped make this case, and to the responding officers who put forth the extra effort by completing a thorough investigation,” Wilson said. “By doing so, we feel this may solve several crimes in the metro area.”