Armed robbery suspect calls police days later wearing same clothes he committed crime in

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Clayton County Police said a man called them about an armed robbery. They later found out that the caller was the armed suspect.

In an 11-minute body cam video posted on the Clayton County Police Department Facebook page, police said they were called out to the 6100 block of Old Dixie Road in Forest Park in reference to an armed robbery on Mar. 25.

Two teenage victims told police the suspect pointed a black and teal gun at them and demanded cash from the register. The suspect left the location with almost $137 in cash.

Police said they went to neighboring businesses to get information and video as they were waiting to get surveillance footage of the incident from the location.

The body cam video shows a man, Desmond Holt, 35, speaking with police about what happened. Holt said he called the police to report someone who tried to run him over with their vehicle. He said the suspect was wearing a white long-sleeved shirt with a black-short sleeved shirt over it.

As Holt continued speaking with officers, they noticed changes in the details of his story.

On Mar. 28 around 5 a.m., police were called to Old Dixie Way about another armed robbery, which was near the previous one. When dispatch gave the description of the suspect, the officer recognized the description of the teal gun which was mentioned in the previous robbery.

When officers arrived to the scene, they recognized the caller was Holt, who claimed to have been robbed.

However, officers said Holt was wearing the exact same clothing the suspect was wearing in the surveillance video from the armed robbery days prior.

Holt was detained based on evidence gathered, and officers eventually recovered the gun used in both robberies in a hotel where Holt was staying.

Holt was charged with armed robbery and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.

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