Suspect in #Lavonia business #robbery in #custody

LAVONIA, GA (WSPA) – The suspect in an armed robbery at Downtown Beverage Monday in Lavonia, Ga. is now in custody.

According to a Lavonia Police Department Facebook post, police received a tip Tuesday morning that led them to the suspect — Christopher Kevin McIntosh, of Hartwell, Georgia — being taken into custody.

McIntosh was charged with armed robbery.

Hartwell Police Department, Hart County Sheriff’s Office and the Toccoa Police Department assisted in the case.

According to a an earlier police department news release, McIntosh went into Downtown Beverage store around 9 a.m. in a one-piece black jumpsuit and a full face motorcycle helmet.

He then demanded money from the clerk while forcing the clerk to the floor.

According to police, McIntosh motioned with his arm in an attempt to make the clerk believe he was armed.

He was able to grab a large amount of cash from the register and then ran from the store.

Surveillance video captured him coming from the back of the store and then running in the same direction after taking the money.

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