2 jailed for violent robberies at cell phone stores – WSB-TV Channel 2

BROOK HEAVEN, Ga. – Two men involved in violent robberies at cell phone stores in Metro Atlanta have been sentenced to federal prison.

U.S. Attorney Kurt Erskine said 31-year-old Dontavis Mathews and 27-year-old Quentin Troley did not care about human lives when they held clients and employees at gunpoint during an armed robbery in Brookhaven in 2017.

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Erskine said Trolley and Matthews entered the store, pointed a gun at employees and ordered everyone to land. Matthews then forced the store manager to go to the back room and open the safe. Trolley grabbed employees and customers at gunpoint, while Matthews snatched a cell phone from Safe. The men then fled the scene.

The robbery was captured on surveillance cameras and the men left their fingerprints in the store.

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Eleven days later, Trolley and an unidentified accomplice carried out a similar robbery at a cell phone store in Lithuania, prosecutors said. The store manager had a tracker phone with other stolen phones and police used it to find the trolley, which was found hidden in the bushes in a nearby apartment complex.

FBI Atlanta Special Agent in Charge Chris Hacker said, “In this case, violent acts like armed robberies will not be tolerated in our community.” “The FBI is proud to work with our local law enforcement partners to help bring these criminals to justice at the federal level, where they face severe penalties and no parole.”

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Matthews was sentenced to nine years and four months in prison, after which he was released on three-year probation. He has been ordered to pay 19,321 in damages.

Trolley was sentenced to 19 years and three months in prison, after which he was released on five-year probation. He has been ordered to pay compensation in the amount of $ 40,400.91.

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