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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Georgia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Violent felon sentenced for robbery of banks and other businesses

ATLANTA – Titus Jeshua Lamb, a previously convicted felon, has been sentenced for committing three bank robberies in McDonough, Morrow, and Fayetteville, Georgia.

“Lamb was a violent serial robber who terrorized citizens in this district and elsewhere,” said U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak. “Thanks to the coordination between law enforcement agents in Atlanta and Mississippi, he is off the streets and serving a long sentence.”

“For six months Lamb and his accomplice terrorized employees and customers at multiple banks and businesses in Georgia, leaving behind traumatic scars on innocent victims,” said Chris Hacker, Special Agent in Charge of FBI Atlanta. “Once again, his arrest would not have been possible without a collaborative effort with our law enforcement partners. Those partnerships are invaluable when violent criminals spread terror throughout our communities.”   

According to U.S. Attorney Pak, the charges and other information presented in court: Between December 11, 2014, and June 4, 2015, Lamb robbed banks in Morrow, McDonough, and Fayetteville, Georgia, as well as two convenience stores during a six-month crime spree. 

During one of the bank robberies, Lamb entered the bank with a scarf tied across his face, demanding money. In two of the robberies, Lamb pointed a pistol at bank tellers. One teller especially feared for her life because Lamb held his firearm close to her head as he ordered everyone in the bank to lie face down on the ground.  

In addition to the bank robberies, Lamb also robbed a pharmacy in Riverdale, Georgia, and a department store in Stockbridge, Georgia.  Altogether, Lamb took approximately $34,500 from these two businesses.     

Lamb also traveled to Mississippi, where he committed an additional bank robbery. His crime spree ended when FBI agents in both Mississippi and Atlanta connected Lamb’s get-away vehicle from surveillance video at one of the banks.

Chauncey Williams, Lamb’s accomplice and get-away driver, was also charged and sentenced.  Williams pled guilty to one count of Bank Robbery.

Titus Lamb, 28, of Atlanta, Georgia was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Michael L. Brown to 19 years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release. On June 21, 2019, a jury found Lamb guilty of three counts of bank robbery, two counts of Hobbs Act robbery, and two counts of brandishing a firearm during those robberies. 

This case was investigated by the FBI, the McDonough Police Department, the Morrow Police Department, and the Fayetteville Police Department.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Dash A. Cooper and Stephanie Gabay-Smith prosecuted the case.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN).  In keeping with the Attorney General’s mission to reduce violent crime, the Northern District of Georgia’s PSN program focuses on prosecuting those individuals who most significantly drive violence in our communities, and supports and fosters partnerships between law enforcement and schools, the faith community, and local community leaders to prevent and deter future criminal conduct.

For further information please contact the U.S. Attorney’s Public Affairs Office at USAGAN.PressEmails@usdoj.gov.

Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Updated January 8, 2020