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Suspect in armored truck robbery now faces ID theft charge
3 charged in attempted heist Thursday in Oakwood
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Charges against a suspect involved in a Wednesday armed robbery of an armored truck in Oakwood continue to grow.

After providing police with a false name, Montez Antwan Walker is now being charged with identity theft in addition to the charge of proving false information.

Walker, along with two other suspects, is charged with robbing the armored truck employee in the parking lot of Walmart on Mundy Mill Road and led police on a chase.

Following the incident the 25-year-old gave police what turned out to be a false name. After taking fingerprints, investigators learned of his true identity.

Cpl. Danny Sridej with the Oakwood Police Department said the original name Walker provided was that of a family member, likely a half-brother.

"When someone is using someone else's real identity to either defraud or to misrepresent himself or that person, then they can be charged with identity theft," Sridej said.

Terry Rivers, 19, and Antonio Gore, 19, were also charged in the incident.

All three men are from the Atlanta area and could be connected to another armored truck robbery in East Point at the end of December, authorities said.

Police said the men jumped in their SUV after the alleged robbery and led police on a high-speed chase into Gwinnett County that ended when they wrecked into a creek near Woodward Mill Road.

Sridej said investigators have not determined who the driver of the vehicle was during the chase, but they are taking finger prints to make a determination.

"At this point we don't want to say who we think was the driver of the car," he said.

In addition to the charges stemming from providing a false name, Walker was charged with robbery by snatching, obstruction and simple battery. Gore and Rivers were both charged with simple battery and robbery. Rivers had an additional charge of obstruction.

Both Walker and Gore were on probation when the incident occurred and Rivers was on parole, Sridej said.

The incident is being investigated by Oakwood police, the Hall County Sheriff's Office and the FBI.

"The Oakwood Police Department is working closely with the FBI and we are in the process of getting them indicted on federal charges," Sridej said.

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