An alert bank employee's tip helped police arrest three suspects with stolen credit cards, identification cards and a stolen gun.
On Wednesday, September 4, 2013, just before 5 p.m. a bank employee called Conyers Police to report a suspicious vehicle at Regions Bank, 1848 Highway 138. The subjects arrived in the parking lot after the bank closed and never came out of their vehicle.
Upon approaching the three occupants of the vehicle, officers immediately detected the smell of burnt marijuana.
The driver, Akine Brown, was determined to be driving on a suspended license. A passenger provided a false name, but he was later identified as Aaron Culver. A third passenger, Adonis Flournoy, was discovered to be wanted out of Taliaferro County for Failure to Appear.
Upon searching the vehicle, two driver's licenses, several credit/debit cards, and several checks with multiple names other than those of the individuals identified on scene were located.
Dispatchers contacted a subject on one of the driver's licenses who stated he had been robbed in DeKalb County earlier in the week.
Officers also found a loaded handgun that had been stolen out of Sandy Springs in the vehicle.
• Akine Omara Brown, 22, of Palm Stree Drive, Lithonia, was charged with seven counts of Financial Transaction Card Theft, one count of Identity Fraud, one count of Theft by Receiving Stolen Property.
• Adonis Anwar Flournoy, 20, of Spring Garden Lane, Lithonia, was charged with seven counts of Financial Transaction Card Theft and one count of Identity Fraud. Flournoy is also wanted out of Taliaferro County for Failure to Appear.
• Aaron Gabriel Culver, 19, of Treecrest Parkway, Decatur, was charged with seven counts of Financial Transaction Card Theft, one count of Identity Fraud, and Giving False Name and Date of Birth.
Conyers Police Chief Gene Wilson said, regarding the case, "Thank you to the bank employee who, by being aware of her surroundings, helped make this case, and to the responding officers who put forth the extra effort by completing a thorough investigation. By doing so, we feel this may solve several crimes in the metro area."