The Winder Police Department is searching for three men suspected of committing an armed robbery Wednesday and are asking the public for assistance.
Based on information received by authorities, police say 23-year-old Nicholas Brandon Williams and a black male who has not yet been identified entered an apartment on Apperson Drive in Winder belonging to an acquaintance of Williams. The two men and the victim spoke for several minutes before the unknown suspect reportedly pulled out a gun, put it in the victim’s face and tried to get Williams to restrain the victim with duct tape. Williams did not restrain the victim but instead searched the home while the other male held the victim at gun point. The two men fled the scene after stealing $1,100 in cash and the victim’s cell phone.
The victim was holding a 1-year-old child at the time of the robbery and attempted to chase the suspects while still carrying the child. The victim said the suspects sped away in a light grey, four-door car, possibly a newer model Malibu or Monte Carlo. Police have identified the driver of the vehicle as 33-year-old Antonio Lemont Cain.
All three suspects are still at large and police believe Williams may be staying in the Atlanta area to avoid capture. Williams is also wanted in connection to a strong arm robbery that occurred July 29 in Winder.
Police are asking the public for information that might help in capturing all three individuals, as well as any information that might help in identifying the third suspect. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Gregg Teatino at 770-867-2156 or 770-307-3064.
According to docket book records from the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office, Williams was arrested and charged with probation violation, simple battery (family violence) and illegal possession of a controlled substance in January, driving while license withdrawn and hit and run in October 2011 and possession of marijuana and possession and use of drug-related objects in September 2011.