Using fingerprints found at the scenes, Marietta and Cobb police have arrested the man accused of robbing two gas stations at gunpoint and attempting to burglarize a package store on Labor Day.
Kon Sarin, 29, was arrested at Rosemont Cityview apartments at 1650 Barnes Mill Road in Marietta at about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, and remains in the Cobb County Jail without bond on two separate warrants – one for Cobb and a second for Marietta police.
The Marietta resident has been charged with two counts each of armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
He is accused of first trying to break into the Canton Package Store at 1769 Canton Road at 4:30 a.m. but was unable to gain entry because the store was closed. He then reportedly went into the Blackwell Chevron gas station at 3349 Canton Road at 7:50 a.m. Armed with a dark handgun, he demanded money from the cashier, and again at 10 a.m. made the same demand at the Chevron Food Mart at 288 Powers Ferry Road.
He reportedly took an unknown amount of cash from two of the three stores but none of the cashiers were hurt.
Officer David Baldwin with Marietta Police said the arrest was a collaborative effort between his department and Cobb Police and detectives from both were at the scene when Sarin was arrested without incident.
“Marietta Police Crime Scene detectives got a break in the case when they were able to positively identify the suspect, Kon Sarin, through forensic evidence that was gathered at the scene of the Powers Ferry Road robbery,” the release states. “Both Marietta and Cobb Police Detectives then worked together throughout (Tuesday) to track down the suspect and eventually located him in an apartment where he was taken into custody.”
There are still charges pending from Marietta Police, who Baldwin said are reviewing evidence for the attempted burglary at the Canton Package Store.