Lawrence County robbery suspect captured at Atlanta airport

Updated: Jun. 25, 2019 at 10:12 PM CDT
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TRINITY, Ala. (WAFF) - A man wanted in Lawrence County is now in custody.

Deputies say Sami Saleh Mahmoud was captured at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Investigators say he was flagged by U.S .Customs when he bought a plane ticket to leave the country.

Mahmoud is accused of robbing the Country Mart store at 23469 County Road 460 in Trinity, where he works. Investigators say he got into an altercation with the store owner Saturday night, and that he robbed the store for an undisclosed amount of cash.

An arrest warrant was issued for first-degree robbery.

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