An automatic license plate reader led Bibb County deputies to arrest a robbery suspect Saturday.
According to a sheriff’s department release, a deputy was patrolling Interstate 75 at about 2 p.m. when the automated reader alerted that a passing vehicle could be tied to a robbery in Newton County.
The deputy was near Hardeman Avenue, headed north in the same direction as the suspect vehicle. The deputy verified the vehicle information and called for backup as he followed the vehicle off the interstate.
The vehicle was pulled over on Gray Highway and the passenger was identified as the suspect in the robbery. The vehicle was the passenger’s, according to the release, and he was letting someone else drive it.
The passenger, Quodrayle Strazynski Hunter, 37, of Decatur, was arrested on several warrants, including the Newton County robbery. He also had warrants in Gwinnett, Dooly and Walton counties.
Automatic license plate readers are high speed cameras mounted on patrol cars that scan the plates of passing cars. If any numbers match those on a wanted list, the deputy is alerted.