Series of robberies on Marietta Road: Police urge residents to use care
December 20, 2013 12:00 AM | 3718 views | 3 3 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Oscar Falcon
Oscar Falcon
CANTON — Police are warning residents to be careful near downtown Canton after a string of armed robberies on Marietta Road.

On Wednesday night, the Canton Police Department arrested Juan Bautista, 18, and Oscar Falcon, 17, both of Canton. Police said Thursday the two young men robbed a man at gunpoint for his wallet near Marietta Road’s intersection with Coppermine Lane.

Officers set up a perimeter around the scene and conducted a K-9 search, later finding the suspects further down on Marietta Road, said Pacer Cordry, spokesman for Canton Police.

Cordry said Wednesday’s incident wasn’t the first in the area of Marietta Road near downtown.

“Detectives are still conducting further investigations into a string of armed robberies in this area,” Cordry said. “The Canton Police Department is encouraging citizens who live in this part of the city to be mindful of their surroundings while walking, especially in the evening or early morning hours.”

Cordry said several of the other incidents also seemed similar to the one Wednesday, and detectives are considering the possibility Bautista and Falcon could have been involved in the other robberies as well.

“We’re heavily looking into it, because of the proximity and the nature of the crime,” Cordry said. “We think there’s a possibility.”

Bautista and Falcon were charged with armed robbery and aggravated assault, Cordry said.

They are being held at the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center without bond, and Bautista is being held for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, according to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.

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Amanda Walker
December 21, 2013
One of my family friends also got robbed at gun point in Downtown,Canton on Thursday by 2 white males. They took his wallet, phone, and his cigarettes. It's sick what this world is coming to. But thank God for him being okay and not getting hurt.
Concerned Citizen
December 21, 2013
This area is becoming an eye sore for the city and also a very violent place. Notice, how all the long time business owners have all sold out. Long time residents of Cherokee co. and the city of Canton are just turned off by the idea of doing any business there. Every weekend they're is a white van that pulls in near the Laundry Mat and sales cloths stereos and speakers and who knows what and the city pays no attention. How much has to be done before they really crack down in this area. The Mayor is not to blame because this all started before he took office. I think everyone believes if they can keep everything in that one area the people that live there are only hurting themselves, but the sad thing is they are some very good hard working people that live in that area. Everyone deserves protection before a crime happens. The worst is just beginning, or so it appears.
December 23, 2013
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