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Woman sentenced for 2015 Walmart robbery

This week the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia handed down sentencing for an Atlanta woman who was responsible for a series of robberies that targeted businesses across five counties for two years.

According to a press release by the United States Department of Justice, Kesia Quinette Jackson, 46, of Atlanta has been sentenced to more than 21 years in prison and ordered to pay a restitution of $62,315.95.  

The release said that Jackson, the “organizer of the robberies” and others, “committed 11 armed robberies throughout the metro-Atlanta area.”

According to court documents, Jackson pleaded guilty to her charges in 2016. 

Among the 11 armed robberies Jackson was charged with, is the 2015 robbery of a Forsyth County Walmart at 2395 Peachtree Parkway.

“Jackson led a robbery crew that terrorized business employees, shoppers, and citizens during a crime spree,” said U.S. Attorney Byung Pak in the release.  

“Jackson and her crew calculated their robberies and helped drive violence and fear in multiple counties.  The defendant’s conviction and lengthy sentence resulted from the collaboration of multiple federal and local law enforcement agencies determined to apprehend and aggressively prosecute every member of this robbery crew,” he said. 

Jackson was captured on surveillance video prior to the robberies while she talked on her cell phone and cased the locations.

According to the Department of Justice press release, these incidents were conducted by the FBI, with assistance from the Cobb County, DeKalb County, Gwinnett County, Hapeville, Roswell, Riverdale and Dunwoody police departments, and the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.