The Gainesville Police Department has arrested a man who they believe robbed a convenience store at gunpoint last Wednesday and then escaped the scene in a stolen vehicle.
According to Gainesville Police Cpl. Jessica Van, evidence was recovered during an execution of a Hall County search warrant off Travis Drive on Wednesday which led to the arrest of Jacob Aviles, 18, of Gainesville for the armed robbery on January 8 at King Food Mart off Athens Street.
Van also said as a result of a joint investigation by the Gainesville Police Department, the Hall County Sheriff’s Office and the Oakwood Police Department, Aviles has been connected to other crimes in the area.
Lt. Todd Templeton with the Oakwood Police Department said Aviles has been charged in that jurisdiction with theft of a vehicle and entering auto at a residence on Prestwick Drive.
"Additional charges relating to crimes in Oakwood are expected to be forthcoming," Templeton said in an email statement.
As a result of the seizure of other stolen items at the Travis Drive location - including three stolen vehicles, a large amount electronics and two handguns - Aviles is expected to face additional charges from the Hall County Sheriff’s Office and Gainesville Police Department related to crimes committed in those jurisdictions.