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Suspected Crying Robber Arrested in DeKalb Case

DeKalb County Police say Teundre Jason Burston robbed the Days Inn on Northlake Parkway in Tucker last month. He reportedly left in tears when he couldn't shut off the security video.

DeKalb County Police say surveillance video shows Teundre Jason Burston with a gun robbing a woman working alone as a clerk at the Days Inn on Northlake Parkway in Tucker. Credit: Screenshot from WSB TV
DeKalb County Police say surveillance video shows Teundre Jason Burston with a gun robbing a woman working alone as a clerk at the Days Inn on Northlake Parkway in Tucker. Credit: Screenshot from WSB TV

A robber who reportedly left the scene of the crime in tears when he couldn’t disconnect a hotel security camera has been arrested.

DeKalb County sheriff’s officials arrested a man Thursday morning in connection with the armed robbery of the Days Inn on Northlake Parkway in Tucker on June 23. Teundre Jason Burston, 30, is charged with armed robbery and aggravated assault, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 

DeKalb County Police said surveillance video shows a man with a gun robbing a woman working alone as a clerk at the hotel.

"(He) went into the office, grabbed her gun drawn and took her straight over to the cash drawer," Detective P.A. Wright told WSB TV.

The man believed to be Burston can be seen taking cash from the register. Wright says the suspect then told the clerk he would shoot if she didn't give him keys to the safe and access to the security camera, but the clerk said she didn't know how to do so.

"At that point he was so frustrated, he left crying," Wright told the TV station, likely realizing his face was captured on video.

The clerk told investigators Burston left in tearsOn the security video he can be seen wiping his face with his hands as he left the motel.

Mad as hell... July 21, 2014 at 07:52 AM
I hope he's shedding a few more tears when he's sentenced and finds out his new cell mate is looking for a new bitch. One bright side to all this is that he didn't shoot the lady behind the counter.
wmsmom July 21, 2014 at 01:59 PM
Bigger tears are going to be raining down on this guy.
kitty July 21, 2014 at 03:53 PM
such a lack of compassion. people don't just rob places for no reason. most of these situations occur out of desperation. And all the sex comments....wtf. you're no better than a criminal for saying such nasty shit about another human being.
John July 21, 2014 at 06:01 PM
What this man did stems from a life of little education and a totally misguided upbringing . Probably born out of wedlock . This has become a very serious problem in this country and is getting worse. Unfortunately , many innocent and responsible black man will be stereo typed for the types of acts we see in this video.
Nadja Adolf July 22, 2014 at 03:22 AM
What this man did stems from his own selfishness, and possibly the lack of a male role model in his life. And John is correct, responsible and honest black men are stereotyped because those who prefer thug life to finishing school keep getting themselves plastered all over the news. Kitty, people do rob places for no reason other than that they want money; sometimes people commit murder just because they can. Some individuals are born without a conscience and literally consider others to be of no more importance than a piece of tissue paper.

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