Police: Man commits 18 robberies in 7 days


NORCROSS, Ga. - A Gwinnett County man faces a 57-count indictment for 18 armed robberies in just seven days.

Channel 2's Kerry Kavanaugh learned that some of those robberies happened within a matter of hours.

A grand jury indicted 20-year-old Demarcus Morris for an alleged crime spree that unfolded very quickly in the Norcross area.

District attorney Danny Porter said one of the victims ultimately led authorities to Morris.

"We have an armed robbery at 1:30 a.m. We have armed robbery at 3:55 a.m. We have armed robbery at 4:30 a.m, 5:30 a.m.," Porter said.

Porter said Morris confronted his victims in parking lots. He allegedly climbed into some of their cars.

Bobby Swanger had just returned home from an overnight security job. He said he got out of his truck and there was a gun just a few feet from his face.

"He said, 'You know what this is. You know what this is about,'" Swanger said. "The next thing I remember is being shot."

"He was willing to use a deadly weapon. He's willing to escalate the level of force," Porter said.

But Porter said Gwinnett County police moved to make an arrest when a victim recognized Morris.

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