Armed robbery suspects arrested in Thomasville

Published: Aug. 25, 2017 at 9:47 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 25, 2017 at 5:32 PM EDT
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Two men held up J&M Liquors on August 14th (Source: WALB)
Two men held up J&M Liquors on August 14th (Source: WALB)

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - Two armed robbery suspects have been arrested in Thomas County.

Bainbridge investigators said Kealeeon Miranda and Darrell Perry were behind at least 10 armed robberies across the state, including an armed robbery at the J&M Liquor Store in Baker County.

Surveillance video from the J&M Liquor Store shows two men walking into the store, looking around for a few minutes before walking behind the counter. Police said they took money from the register before making the clerk sit on a stool as they left.

Police said they were also behind armed robberies in Bainbridge and Grady County.

Investigators told WALB News 10 it was a tip that came in from our newscast that led them to the two men."We can't thank the media enough, along with the caller. That really broke the case," Chip Nix, Investigator, BPS.

They are interviewing the two men in Thomas County right now.

The Thomasville Police Department, The Thomas County Sheriff's Office, Grady County Sheriff's Office, and the Baker County Sheriff's Office were involved in arresting the two suspects.

Kealeeon Miranda and Darrell Perry are now facing armed robbery charges in both Baker County and Bainbridge.

Investigators said  these men are also suspects in armed robberies in Grady County and Perry, Florida.

"Armed robberies are some of the scariest cases we come across because alot of times when you're dealing with firearms and people's adrinaline rushing they tend to squeeze the trigger and we are dealing with a homicide," said Nix.

Miranda was arrested at his home Thursday night.

Perry was taken into custody during a traffic stop Friday morning around 5 a.m.

Three guns believed to be used in the crimes were recovered during the arrest.

We're working to learn about the first court appearance for the two suspects.

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