Serial Walmart robbery suspects arrested

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Federal authorities announced Thursday they arrested three people for robberies of Walmarts across metro Atlanta.

According to the Department of Justice, a federal Grand Jury indicted Kesia Quinette Jackson, 44, Deanthony L. Foster, 27, and Makisha Renee Sanders, 42, on Wednesday.  Officers took them into custody on Thursday morning.

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Jackson, Foster and Sanders are accused of robbing the stores from May through October 2015.

"It is scary, of course," said Dana Coulter, who frequently shops at the Walmart on Ashford-Dunwoody Road.  "A gun robbery is a whole different situation than someone just taking something and putting it in their pocket." 

Investigators said either Jackon or Sanders would go into the store posing as a shopper between 10:00 p.m. and midnight.  Using a cell phone, the women would alert Foster when a clerk began to remove money from the self-checkout stations.



Foster, according to the FBI, would then go inside the store wearing a surgical mask over his face and rob the cashier at gunpoint. 

They allegedly repeated that pattern over and over again, hitting:

  • May 15, 2015: 8424 Mall Parkway, Lithonia
  • August 11, 2015: 970 Manswell Road, Roswell
  • August 18, 2015: 4725 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody
  • September 13, 2015: 7050 Highway 85, Riverdale
  • September 21, 2015:  8424 Mall Parkway, Lithonia
  • September 26, 2015: 4975 Jimmy Carter Boulevard, Norcross
  • October 1, 2015: 6152 Covington Highway, Lithonia
  • October 7, 2015: 2395 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming

The three suspects are also accused of robbing a Citgo food mart.

Jackson, Foster and Sanders face charges of armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery and use of a firearm during a crime of violence. 

"That will help me sleep a little better at night," said Bridgette Grant, who often shops at the Ashford Dunwoody store.