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Man accused in Ingles robbery now also accused in CVS heist

POSTED: March 19, 2014 12:16 a.m.
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A Braselton man being held on drug and robbery charges has been accused in the February 2013 robbery of an Oakwood CVS, authorities said Tuesday.

Chris O’Neal Forrester was arrested Feb. 25 in connection with a Dec. 31 robbery at the Ingles pharmacy in South Hall County. Hall County Sheriff’s Office investigators obtained an arrest warrant for Forrester following Feb. 20 drug charges brought by the Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad.

Investigators had been searching for a white man who wore medical gauze on his face during the morning robbery at 4260 Winder Highway. The incident was caught on surveillance video.

The sheriff’s office shared information from its investigation with Oakwood Police Department Investigator Danny Sridej, including evidence found during the execution of a search warrant at Forrester’s residence.

Sridej had indicated the circumstances were similar to the CVS incident. In both, a man demanded narcotics at the pharmacy counter, implied he was armed — although no weapon was seen in surveillance footage — then snatched drugs and fled in a white or silver four-door car.

“The motive I believe can be described as drugs. He took Percocet, Lortab and other controlled substances,” Sridej said. “He was taking them and selling as well.”

Forrester is being held at the Hall County Jail.



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