A man was arrested last Thursday in connection to two separate incidents of a hit and run and an armed robbery, which took place in unincorporated Norcross.
In addition to the robbery and hit and run charges, 18-year-old Brandon Chance Ennis, of Lawrenceville, has been charged with following too closely, violation of probation, and driving while license suspended or revoked.
According to the Gwinnett Police reports, the armed robbery involved two cousins who ran into Ennis at a party at Highland Walk Apartments in the Norcross area.
While walking to the party, they were confronted by Ennis, whom they'd never met before. He asked who they were and what they were doing there. One of the victims told police that he asked the same question back, and Ennis pulled out a silver handgun.
Pointing it to the victim's head, the suspect told him to give him his "stuff," so he gave him his wallet and cell phone. Ennis then told the victim to leave, so he ran into the nearby woods.
In the process, the victim dislocated his shoulder, received lacerations on his feet and lost his glasses.
He attempted to go back to his cousin's car when he was approached by a second man. This man pointed a gun at him and asked him where his cousin was. After he said he didn't know, the suspect walked away.
The victim continued to hide near the apartments until he was picked up by his cousin and transported to the hospital. The cousin had been hiding in some nearby bushes, which he took refuge in as soon as he saw the first suspect pulll out the gun.
A friend at the party later told the cousin that the only person who was armed at the party was Ennis. The cousin found the suspect on Instagram, which helped police identify him.
In early December, Ennis also was involved in a hit and run off Montfort Way and Sugarloaf Parkway in Lawrenceville. Three warrants were made for his arrest then, but he wasn't apprehended until Jan. 31.
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