Milledgeville police solve 2013 armed robbery

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MILLEDGEVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Milledgeville police solved a cold case that happened more than a year ago.

Major Reggie Hill tells 41NBC authorities arrested 30-year-old Tabius Ellis on Wednesday. He’s charged with armed robbery. Ellis was the second suspect in an armed robbery that happened at the 7 Four 7 Convenience store on August 16, 2013.

Hill says the clerk told police a lone gunman entered the store, pointed a handgun at her, and ordered her to the ground. The suspect took off with a large sum of money.

Investigators collected surveillance video and other pieces of evidence which eventually lead them to one of the two suspects involved in the case.

On August 20, 2013 officers charged 40-year-old Ernest Green Jr. with armed robbery, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. Investigators also found a sawed off shotgun that was stolen out of Baldwin County inside his home. He was further charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a sawed off shotgun, theft by receiving stolen property, obstruction of an officer, and giving false statements.

Hill says Greene denied any involvement in the robbery and he wasn’t talking to investigators.

Milledgeville police credit new technology and dedication that lead to the final arrest in the case.

“It’s a great feeling to finally have this case finished and in the hand of prosecutors,” Hill said in a statement. “It’s a proud moment for law enforcement throughout our community.”

Both Ellis and Greene are from Atlanta, but have ties to Milledgeville.