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Police identify Walgreens knife robbery suspect
Mark Prentice Batiste

Conyers police are looking for a man who pulled a knife on a Walgreens cashier early Thursday morning, robbing the register of all its $20 and $10 bills at the store's Milstead location.

The suspect has been identified as Mark Prentice Batiste.

According to Conyers police reports, around 5:11 a.m., the cashier observed a male walk into the store covered in a cut out mattress sheet.

The cashier, who was in another aisle, then went behind the counter. The man who just entered the store took off his sheet and said he needed a box of Newport reds.

While getting the cigarettes, the suspect pulled out a knife on the cashier and told him to "open the counter and not make any moves."

The suspect is reported to be black, light skinned with a bald head, approximately 280 pounds, wearing a white tank top, dark jean shorts and white shoes. He wielded a knife that was, according to reports, approximately 2 to 2.5 inches long.

After the robbery the suspect fled the store and got into a 1996 white Camaro.

Investigators are going through video from the scene that was obtained.

Batiste currently has warrants for aggravated assault, armed robbery, and possession of a knife during the commission of a crime. Please use caution as he is believed to be armed with a knife and have a drug problem.

If anyone has contact with Batiste, contact Conyers police Sgt. Ken Swift at (770) 929-4204 or