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Three Defendants Indicted for Armed Robbery of Dunbar Armored, Inc., Courier

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Georgia

ATLANTA - Artaigaous Norwood, Joquize Norwood, and Detravius Brown, have been arraigned on federal charges of conspiracy to commit armed robbery, armed robbery, and use of a fire Three Defendants Indicted for Armed Robbery of Dunbar Armored, Inc., Courier arm in furtherance of a crime of violence.  Artaigaous Norwood was also charged with possessing a firearm after having previously been convicted of a felony offense.    

“The brazen nature of this armed robbery created an extraordinarily dangerous situation.” said U.S. Attorney John Horn.  “The indictment alleges that these defendants, with their guns drawn, put the lives of the victim, other innocent bystanders, and their own lives, at risk.” 

“The federal indictments and resulting arraignments of these three alleged armed robbers is a direct result of many long days and nights of hard work by FBI agents and Task Force Officers from Atlanta P.D.  Because of the threat posed to the public by these types of aggressive armed robberies, I am thankful that this investigation moved as quickly as it did without anyone getting hurt,” said J. Britt Johnson, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Atlanta Field Office.

“This is just another example of how partnership works to keep City of Atlanta citizens safe,” said Atlanta Police Chief George Turner.  “Brazen attacks like this on hard-working people will not be tolerated and we will continue to work with our federal partners to ensure the individuals responsible are held accountable.”

According to U.S. Attorney Horn, the charges, and other information presented in court: On Saturday, May 14, 2016, at around 8:40 a.m., defendants Artaigaous and Joquize Norwood are alleged to have robbed a courier for Dunbar Armored, Inc., at gunpoint as he attempted to make a cash delivery to a business in Atlanta, Georgia.  The defendants approached the victim with their guns drawn just after the victim exited the armored vehicle.  One defendant grabbed the bag containing cash from the victim while the other took the victim’s firearm, holstered at his side.  Cell phone evidence and video surveillance showed that a third man, defendant Detravius Brown, acted as a lookout during the robbery. 

Artaigaous Norwood, 43, and Joquize Norwood, 21, of Atlanta, Georgia, along with Detravius Brown, 23, of Mableton, Georgia, were arraigned on July 21, 2016 before U.S. Magistrate Judge John K. Larkins III.  The defendants were indicted by a federal grand jury on July 12, 2016, after being charged by Criminal Complaint on June 13, 2016.

Members of the public are reminded that the indictment only contains charges.  The defendant is presumed innocent of the charges and it will be the government’s burden to prove the defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt at trial.

This case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with the assistance of the Atlanta Police Department.

Assistant United States Attorney Jessica C. Morris is prosecuting the case.

For further information please contact the U.S. Attorney’s Public Affairs Office at or (404) 581-6016.  The Internet address for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia is

Updated July 27, 2016

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