The first reported robbery involving Smith and Ware was on October 7 when they targeted Spring Spa in the 1900 block of Manchester Street NE in Atlanta, 11alive reported.
On October 10, the same men robbed Cedar Massage in the 6000 block of Bakers Ferry Road in Atlanta.
Ware and Smith, who were named among Georgia’s Most Wanted List, were eventually captured by the FBI in November 2017 for the series of robberies.
They have also been previously arrested in Douglas County back in 2012 for stealing from a nail salon staffed by Asians.
On August 2, Ware was convicted of conspiring to commit, and commission of, multiple Hobbs Act robbery offenses, and discharging or brandishing a firearm during the robberies. His sentencing has been set for November 5, reports AJC.
Meanwhile, Smith pleaded guilty to the same crimes last month. He is scheduled for sentencing on October 21.
Emmanuel Rakestraw, 26, and Earnest Sims, 19, were arrested in June in connection to at least one restaurant robbery. It was not revealed whether Rakestraw and Sims were also linked to additional robberies.
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