A Buford woman is facing criminal charges in connection with a series of armed robberies.
Larkerria Dominque Stevenson, 25, has been charged with armed robbery and aggravated assault and is accused of perpetrating the crimes alongside 35-year-old Atlanta resident Steve Alan Coleman, who is charged with four counts of armed robbery, four counts of aggravated assault, four counts of possession of a firearm during a felony and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
According to the Gwinnett County Police Department, the arresting agency, the two suspects are accused of committing armed robberies at several Gwinnett businesses, including a Lawrenceville Pizza Hut on June 25, a Metro PCS store in Lawrenceville on June 27, a PetSmart store in Duluth on June 29 and an O’Reilly’s Auto Parts location in Buford on July 5. Gwinnett police said the suspects approached the registers at each business pretending to be customers with an item in hand or asking a question about an order. Coleman is then accused of showing a black, semiautomatic handgun to the cashier before ordering the employee to fill a bag with money while racking the handgun’s slide.
During the investigation into the robberies, detectives learned that Stevenson was the registered owner of a 2015 Black Chrysler 300 with the Georgia license plate TAC4893. The vehicle matched the description of the black Chrysler 300 driven during all of the armed robbery incidents in Gwinnett County, as well as a vehicle with connections to additional armed robberies in Chamblee, Acworth and the Gwinnett city limits of Lilburn and Tucker.
Shortly after the armed robbery at the O’Reilly’s Auto Parts in Buford, a Gwinnett police K9 officer and uniform officers conducted a traffic stop on a black Chrysler 300 matching the description of the vehicle that had just left the store. Coleman and Stevenson were arrested on scene and were transported to the Gwinnett County Detention center, where they are being held without bond.