Deputies make arrests outside closed convenience store

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Coweta County deputies believe they have taken a pair of dangerous burglars off the street.

FOX 5 News first reported about a group of armed burglars who have smashed their way into convenience stores around metro Atlanta.

Friday, deputies said they arrested two of the men outside a closed convenience store in Coweta County overnight.

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Coweta County deputies arrested Demetrious Pryor and Quentin Greer Thursday night outside that store. The deputies say they spotted a Dodge Charger parked at the business. When they looked inside, police said they found tools similar to those that have been captured on surveillance videos at some of the similar crimes around metro Atlanta.

Deputies say they are investigating whether Pryor and Greer were among the men who used sledgehammers and pry bars to bust their way into a Marathon gas station in Coweta County last Sunday.

Deputies warn that the men in the video are extremely dangerous because they carried at least one gun, behavior not typical in commercial burglars.

They also might be responsible for a shootout with Kennesaw Police last month after a burglary of a store there.

The sheriff's office credit the work of the deputies who arrested Greer and Pryor. Formal charges are expected soon.