Update: 3 suspects arrested in Monroe KFC armed robbery identified

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Update

Officials with the City of Monroe Police Department report that Demartray Eberhart, 20, Demiqueon Wyatt, 27 and Jaquan Smith, 22, all of Monroe, are currently charged with armed robbery and aggravated assault in connection with an alleged armed robbery at the KFC in Monroe last night.

According to a press release from MPD, just before 11 p.m. the night of Oct. 23, police were despatched to 1100 West Spring St. (Kentucky Fried Chicken) in reference to an armed robbery in progress.

“Officers arrived at that location at 10:59 p.m. Upon arrival officers were informed by several victims on scene that three male subjects armed and wearing masks entered the business and proceeded to demand money while brandishing their weapons. A sum of cash was taken from the business and the suspects fled the area on foot. While officers were in and around the area a traffic stop was made on a vehicle at 11:01p.m. at Midland and Marable Street for failing to maintain lane and cracked windshield. It was during that stop officers received further information about the suspects involved with the armed robbery and they were able to link those individuals from the traffic stop to the armed robbery,” MPD reported in the press release.

Initial Story

Three men were arrested in Monroe Wednesday after three men went into the KFC on W. Spring Street and robbed five employees at gunpoint. The suspects vehicle was stopped at N. Midland and E. Marable and three males were arrested and charged with Armed Robbery and Aggravated Assault. Criminal Investigation Division at Monroe Police Department is investigating. 

This is the second armed robbery reported at businesses in Walton County this week. On Monday, the Auto Zone in Loganville was robbed at closing time by a single black male armed with a shotgun.

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