5 accused in business armed robberies

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FAYETTE COUNTY, Ga.,None - Five men are accused in a series of armed robberies at businesses in Fayette County.

The investigation involved the armed robberies of the Peachtree City Target Store in Kedrom Village last month and the Pit Stop convenience store on Petrol Point last week. Peachtree City police said the robberies were also linked to an armed robbery at a Sonic fast food drive-in in Tyrone, which occurred the same day as the Pit Stop robbery.

On Wednesday, police arrested 22-year-olds Kyle Cornell and Demetrious Tucker, 18-year-old Jeramie Ruiz and Jimmy Nash, 20. Cornell was arrested at Sonic, where he was an employee. All of the suspects are facing felony counts of armed robbery and other charges.

Police are still looking for 20-year-old Bradford Gibbs jr., of Newnan. Anyone with information is asked to contact Peachtree police at 770-631-2510.