Arrest made in armed robbery of Athens warehouse


Eternity Sharice James

By Joe Johnson

An arrest was made this week in the armed robbery of an Athens warehouse three months ago.

Eternity Sharice James, 27, of Greensboro was arrested Sunday on warrants charging her with armed robbery and three counts of aggravated assault.

The armed robbery occurred at about 11:20 p.m. May 31 at Gopuff, an online service that makes home deliveries of food and consumer products from a warehouse in the 1900 block of Commerce Road.

Police said the actual armed robbery was committed by two black males, and they would not say what role James allegedly played in the crime.

"The case is active and detectives are still working to identify and arrest additional parties for involvement in this incident," said Lt. Shaun Barnett, ACCPD’s public information officer.

In trying to identify the two-armed robbers police released a video of the incident:

In the video, the suspects are seen approaching the warehouse prior to going inside and forcing an employee to open a safe, according to police.

The employee told Classic City News that the robbers stole more than $7,000 and took cellphones to prevent employees from calling 911.

He said that the robbers were black males who had shirts wrapped around their heads to conceal their faces.

One suspect was described by police as slim and about 5-feet-9and the other as shorter and heavy-set.

When viewing the video, detectives asked that members of the public pay attention to the distinctive walk of the short suspect, who may have identifying tattoos on his right arm.

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 in this case.

Police asked for anyone with information about this incident to contact Detective Paul Johnson at (706) 613-3330, ext. 522 or paul.Johnson@accgov.com.

Anonymous calls can be made to Crime Stopper’s confidential tip line at (706) 705-4775.

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