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Thursday October 21st, 2021 4:15AM

Forsyth man arrested following Family Dollar armed robbery

By AccessWDUN Staff

Gainesville Police have arrested the suspect accused of robbing the Family Dollar on Atlanta Highway Friday morning.

Little details other than the suspect's name have been released at this time according to Gainesville Police Department Corporal Jessica Van.

Van said officers arrested 31-year-old Marquis Thomas around 1:22 p.m. Friday afternoon after they were notified of the initial armed-robbery that occurred earlier on in the day around 11:15 a.m.

According to authorities, Thomas is accused of robbing the Family Dollar off Atlanta Highway at gunpoint and demanded money from the employees before he fled on foot near Pearl Nix Parkway.

Thomas remains lodged in the Hall County Detention Center. More details about his arrest are expected to be released at a later date according to Van.

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