Amid announcements of several other arrests earlier this week, Gwinnett County police listed 28-year-old Edward Thornton of Atlanta as wanted but still at large. He was picked up Friday, making him the fifth arrest in the investigation spearheaded by Gwinnett detectives, spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith said.
Thornton’s Gwinnett arrest warrants charge him with two counts apiece of armed robbery and possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime, stemming from the following two incidents in the Mall of Georgia area:
• On Nov. 11, Thornton and others reportedly robbed a Dunbar Armored courier outside the Bank of America at 1500 Buford Highway in Buford, making out with approximately $62,000.
• On Dec. 7, Thornton and at least one other suspect robbed another courier inside the Mall of Georgia, during which shots were fired. The suspects made out with about $162,000, warrants said.
Stacey Lamont Dooley and Ashley Henderson, two of the original arrests made in the case being worked by Gwinnett, DeKalb and Federal Bureau of Investigation officials, were charged with murder and aggravated assault by DeKalb County officials Thursday.
Those charges stem from the March 25 shooting death of Lawrenceville resident and armored car courier Garry Castillo outside a Kroger store in Atlanta.
Dooley, Henderson and Quinton Lamar Booker also face armed robbery and conspiracy charges in Gwinnett, and are awaiting April 11 court appearances in Gwinnett County Jail.
Marietta police have also arrested 32-year-old Veronica Bullard of Lithia Springs. Bullard, employed by Dunbar Armored until her arrest, has been charged with armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery, and is also expected to face charges in Gwinnett.