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For Immediate Release

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October 12, 2012 Supervisory Inspector Gavin Duffy (770) 508-2500
U.S. Marshals, Atlanta Police Apprehend Inman Park Robbery Suspects

SERFTF LogoAtlanta, GA – The U.S. Marshals Service Counter Gang Unit and the Atlanta Police Department Fugitive Squad announced today the arrest of Darnell Cunningham and Quartavis Bridges for the Sept. 15 armed robbery of the Inman Park restaurant The North Highland. Both subjects are members of the Atlanta street gang 30 Deep and frequented the Mechanicsville neighborhood of Atlanta.

The CGU, a joint investigative unit designed to address the growing number of gang-related violent crimes in the Atlanta area, was established in June 2011 with experience and support of the fugitive investigative platform of the 48-member Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force (SERFTF) - Atlanta office. While the CGU operates as a team, it is one part of the SERFTF and works hand-in-hand with numerous federal, state and local law enforcement agencies on a daily basis.

Since its inception in 2003, investigations carried out by the SERFTF have resulted in the apprehension of more than 20,000 violent fugitives in the state of Georgia. Of these arrests, more than 700 were fugitives wanted for homicide. The successful initiative is led by the U.S. Marshals Service and combines federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. With offices in Atlanta, Macon and Savannah, the SERFTF covers the entire state of Georgia. The task force objective is to seek out and arrest fugitives charged with violent crimes, gang members, sex offenders, and other felonies. In 2010, U.S. Marshals-led task forces arrested more than 90,000 state and local fugitives on felony charges.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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