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Four arrested in August robbery
Suspects face additional charges by GSU police
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            Statesboro police rounded up four suspects believed to have been involved in an Aug. 28 armed robbery at Hawthorne II Apartments.
        Arjuna Logan, 18, Norcross; Neel Sanjiv Desai, 18, Suwanee; Elijah Estrada Alicea, 18, Buford; and Jalen Marcell Horne, 19, Alpharetta, are behind bars on charges including burglary and armed robbery, said Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Turner.
        Around 2 a.m. Aug. 28, “officers responded to Hawthorne II Apartments in reference to a strong-arm robbery. The victim stated that three males knocked on the door and forced their way into the residence when the victim opened the door. The offenders then took cash, electronics and other miscellaneous items by force before fleeing the area in a vehicle,” Turner said.
        With assistance from Georgia Southern University Police and the Gwinnett County Police Department, Statesboro Police Det. Kevin Wadley and Det. Ben Purvis identified the suspects and secured warrants for their arrests, Turner said.
        Desai turned himself in Aug. 31, while Logan and Horne were arrested Tuesday by the Dekalb County Police Department on Statesboro Police Department warrants. Alicea was arrested on other charges in Cobb County and is being held in Cobb County Jail awaiting further court action, Turner said.
        All four suspects are each charged with strong-arm robbery, aggravated assault and burglary. The suspects face additional charges through Georgia Southern University Police, he said.
        No further details regarding the incident will be released, Turner said.
        Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to contact the Statesboro Police Department at (912) 764-9911.
        Anonymous tips may also be made online at or by sending the text “TIPSSPD” followed by your message to 274637 (CRIMES). All information is strictly confidential, he said.

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