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Atlanta Highway armed robbery suspect now in custody

Update, 4 p.m.: Gainesville Police Cpl. Jessica Van said the suspect was taken into custody around 1:22 p.m. Friday. The suspect, Marquis Thomas, 31, of Forsyth, was charged with armed robbery and aggravated assault.

Previous story: Gainesville police are looking for a suspect in an armed robbery that occurred on Atlanta Highway Friday morning.

At about 11:15 a.m. Friday, a suspect brandished a firearm and demanded money at the Family Dollar store at 420 Atlanta Highway, according to police. The suspect fled on foot in the area of Pearl Nix Parkway. 

Police are asking anyone with information to call 770-534-5251.

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