Two arrested in Marietta armed robbery

Marietta police car, in artlcle about School Gang OfficersMarietta Police Car (photo by Larry Felton Johnson)

According to a news release from the Marietta Police Department, two armed robbery suspects were arrested Wednesday.

At about 4:05 p.m. Wednesday Cobb 911 dispatch notified the Marietta police that armed suspects were in a pawn shop on South Cobb Drive.

Two minutes later a Marietta officer arrived and determined that the suspects had fled the scene in a vehicle, and gave a description of the suspects and their vehicle.

At 4:20 p.m. a Cobb County police officer spotted the vehicle headed southbound on I-285 near Paces Ferry Road.

The news release states, “Thanks to the 911 call center organizing the exchange of information, coupled with the persistence and organized efforts of CCPD and Atlanta Police Department (APD) officers, both suspects were located and taken into custody.”

Nicholas Swaby, 25, of Stone Mountain, and Michael Mackey, 45, of Atlanta, were arrest on multiple charges, including armed robbery, aggravated assault with intent to rob, and false imprisonment.

Marietta Police Chief Dan Flynn said in the news release, “This case demonstrates how teamwork and smooth cooperation between these four partnering agencies make each of us more effective in protecting the public. My compliments go out to everyone involved.”

The suspects were booked into the Cobb County jail, and the Cobb County Police Department will filed charges related to the chase in addition to the Marietta charges.

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