Two suspects in these cases have been identified and arrested. Both are charged with two counts of robbery and one count of armed robbery. Zion Jacobe Cowart, 18, of Loganville and Emmanuel Okyere Boakye, 17, of Lawrenceville are being held in the Gwinnett County Detention Center.
(Duluth, Georgia) Gwinnett Police detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying two suspects connected to at least two cases of robbery by sudden snatching. According to a press release from Gwinnett County Police Department, the victim was selling a gaming system on the app LetGo and had scheduled a meeting with a prospective buyer that went by the name “LRN J” at the BP Gas Station at 2001 Pleasant Hill Road in unincorporated Duluth. He was met by two males, one of whom says he does not have enough money and goes inside the gas station. As the victim begins packing up the game system the other male grabs it from him and runs away and the one who went into the gas station exits and runs in the opposite direction.
Detectives later ascertained that a similar incident by someone going by the same name occurred on July 24 involving a woman meeting with two males in order to sell an iPhone. One wanted to “test the phone” and put his SIM card in it. He then also said he did not have enough money and asked to borrow from the other male with him. The subsequently ran away, also keeping the phone.
Both suspects are described as black males, about 5’11” – 6’ tall and 160-170 pounds. One suspect has an afro style hairdo and both were described as unshaven.
If anyone has any information to share in this case, they are asked to contact GCPD detectives at 770-513-5300. To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit www.stopcrimeATL.com. Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive a cash reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. Case Number: 19-069887, 19-067644