Gwinnett County Men Plead Guilty in Deadly Robbery Spree, Receive Lengthy Prison Sentences

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Two Gwinnett County men, Prince Tafari Robertson, 31, and Tavares Levon Norah, 29, pleaded guilty in Gwinnett County Superior Court on Friday for their involvement in a series of armed robberies. These crimes tragically resulted in the death of a 63-year-old auto parts store cashier and retired Sheriff Deputy.

Robertson, from Lawrenceville, received a life sentence with the possibility of parole after pleading guilty to charges including felony murder, armed robbery, aggravated assault, criminal property damage, and obstruction of an officer. He must serve a minimum of 30 years before parole consideration.

Norah, hailing from Buford, was sentenced to 40 years, with the initial 20 years in prison without parole. His guilty plea encompassed charges of armed robbery, aggravated assault, criminal property damage, and obstruction of an officer.

The investigation revealed Robertson and Norah’s involvement in a series of armed robberies targeting auto parts stores across Gwinnett County and the surrounding area from 2017 to 2020.

Their final crime occurred on January 8, 2020, at the O’Reilly Auto Parts store in Buford, where Robertson fatally shot 63-year-old cashier Felix Cosme during a robbery. Norah served as the getaway driver for this incident.

Both Robertson and Norah remain under investigation for their involvement in armed robberies at auto parts stores in other counties.

Gwinnett County District Attorney Patsy Austin-Gatson commended the efforts of her team in negotiating these guilty pleas, ensuring substantial prison sentences for the perpetrators. The case was prosecuted by Managing Assistant District Attorneys Angela L. Mattozzi and the Gwinnett District Attorney’s trial division team.