A teen was arrested and charged last week in connection to robbing his elderly neighbor in unincorporated Snellville.
According to the Gwinnett County Police report, the 75-year-old woman opened the door for the 17-year-old around 8 p.m. last Friday (Aug. 23). She told police that she knew him as B.J. and he had always helped her around the house.
B.J. asked her if he could bring her garbage cans in from the street for her, and she said yes. He then pulled out a black handgun and hit her in the forehead with it, she said.
Grabbing her, he forced her into the back bedroom of the apartment and demanded her wallet and car keys. She complied, and he ran out the front door to the street.
The officer noticed a large laceration on the woman's forehead and a large amount of blood on her face, so she was transported to Eastside Medical after police interviewed her.
After a description of the suspect was given over police radio, another officer spotted someone matching the description getting into a Dodge Durango on an adjacent street. The officer stopped the vehicle and noticed the young man was not wearing a shirt, and he had blood on his hands and arms.
He told police his name was Clifford Franklin, of Loganville, and his nickname was B.J. A black handgun, a bloody white T-shirt, and the victim's wallet were found in the vehicle. Her car keys were found in a neighbor's yard several houses down.
Franklin was arrested and charged with armed robbery and aggravated battery.
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Editor's Note: The police report and arrest information state the suspect resides in Loganville. The victim told police that the teen is from her neighborhood in unincorporated Snellville, though. It is possible he has two homes.