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January 15, 2013

4 armed robberies investigated

Several suspects are in custody; Bivins admits his crime

MOULTRIE — A Moultrie man who was released from prison in July after serving a burglary sentence is back behind bars accused of two Monday afternoon robberies.

Police say that Justin Andrew Bivins, 23, robbed Video Warehouse at about 1:20 p.m. and after eluding officers robbed Moultrie Technical College’s Industrial Drive campus where he was attending GED classes. Bivins told police that he committed the second robbery by poking a glass crack pipe in his pocket into an employee’s back, as if it were the barrel of a gun, and taking $60.

After the second robbery at about 5:50 p.m., Bivins was tracked down  a short time later in a wooded area not far from the Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office on Veterans Parkway.

“He confessed to both of them,” Moultrie Police Department Cpl. Freddie Williams said Tuesday afternoon. “After the second robbery they were able to catch him behind Paradise Pools.”

Williams said that Bivins told him he needed money for drugs and had smoked crack between the robberies before heading to the college campus.

Some of the money taken was recovered, he said, and Bivins apparently traced the route of one of two women accused in a robbery  ast year at Video Warehouse. That path went through a cemetery where police say she changed clothes, leaving the clothing worn during the robbery.

“He (Bivins) left a notebook in the graveyard with all of his information in it,” Williams said.

Bivins was charged with two counts of robbery.

He was released on July 2, 2012, after serving a little more than two years on a conviction in two burglary cases in Colquitt County, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections.

In a third robbery on Monday, a pizza delivery driver reported being robbed at gunpoint at about 9:25 p.m. at an apartment complex at 1515 Fourth Ave. N.E.

Albert Hanes of Tifton reported that a man robbed him of pizza and money valued at $96.

Police also in recent days have made three arrests in a Jan. 4 robbery in which a teen reported being beaten and robbed in the 200 block of Sixth Street Southeast.

Dequan Neloms told police that he was held by one person while he was beaten. He was robbed of cash and an iPod.

On Friday, police charged Ryshaun Montay Bigelow, 20, and Stavinski Rashand Bigelow, 17, 409 Ninth Ave. S.E. with robbery and aggravated battery.

On Tuesday Cameron Raheem Jackson, 17, 1312 W. Central Ave., was taken into custody on the same charges.

Police also made a second arrest in a Dec. 29 armed robbery of  a Moultrie man.

Anthony Lorenzo Giddens, 30, of Moultrie was charged Saturday with armed robbery and kidnapping.

He, along with Laketa Denise Spradley, 36, are accused in the robbery of Harry Taylor, who told police that a man and woman asked him for a ride at 4 a.m. in Southwest Moultrie. Once in the car, the man put an object to his head and told him to drive to Westview Cemetery on Goff Drive.

There, police said, the two robbed Taylor of his money.

Spradley was charged last week in the incident.

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