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Armed robbery suspect caught

Harmon Adams (store employee). Harmon Adams (store employee).
REBECCA, GA (WALB) -

Harmon Adams and other employees who work here at Divya foods in Rebecca are relieved that Kenneth Lamar Johnson is behind bars.  

"It's good that he's locked up because anybody could have been shot," said Harmon Adams, store employee.  

Investigators say surveillance video shows Johnson walking into Divya foods Thursday afternoon, pointing a gun at Adams and a customer, forcing them to the ground, and taking money. 

The robber was driving a pickup that had been stolen in Wayne County. Investigators figured out where Johnson was when he tried to sell that truck in Cook County.     

"Actually had a call by one of their citizens about somebody trying to sell a truck to them at an extremely cheap price, and when they went out to the house where the subject was at trying to sell the truck, they encountered our armed robbery suspect," said Sheriff Andy Hester, sheriff.  

Turner County Sheriff Andy Hester says three law enforcement agencies worked together to catch Johnson.  

"Everybody just worked very well together, I would say a quick arrest, sometimes I say these things drag out months," said Hester.  

Workers at Divya Foods just want justice done, because they say they were given the nightmare of their life.  

"It's good that he's locked up because anybody could have been shot," said Adams.  

Thankfully, no one was hurt in the robbery, and Johnson didn't put up a fight when officers arrested him in a vacant house in Cook County where he was squatting.  

Kenneth Johnson will make a first appearance before a judge Thursday. If he's convicted of the robbery, he could face 25 years to life in prison.

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