3 men arrested for series of armed robberies

- Three young men are off the streets for a series of armed robberies thanks to the quick thinking of GameStop employees, according to police.

Zibeon Whanaya Tyson, 19, D'Andre Carlos Toler, 18, and Jacob Austin Croft, 19, were arrested on charges including criminal attempt to commit armed robbery, aggravated assault on law enforcement officer, theft by receiving stolen vehicle, theft by receiving stolen firearm, reckless conduct, possession of a firearm during commission, possession of a firearm by convicted felon.

Saturday afternoon, Henry County Police said they were called to the GameStop on Davis Road after receiving a call about a suspicious person. Police said the manager of the store had just received a phone call from the Morrow location telling them they had just been robbed and gave the description of the suspects as well as the vehicle and then emailed them pictures. That’s when police said the store employee noticed the individuals matching the description in the store.

Police said they tried to approach the suspect outside the store and even told them to stop, but he jumped into the car and speed towards the officers, almost striking them. That driver, later identified as Zibeon Tyson, slammed into another vehicle and ended up jumping out and running from the scene.

The other two were arrested without incident in the parking lot. Tyson was arrested a short time later.

Investigators were able to link the trio to three other armed robberies in the Clayton County area. Police said the vehicle was determined to have been stolen from Willett Honda in Morrow on Jan. 11 and officers found an APD officer’s service weapon which was reported stolen in the car.

All three were booked into the Henry County Jail.

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