Atlanta (WAOK)-The suspected “Grandma Bandit” met a violent death Friday morning after being shot multiple times at the end of a police chase on North Druid Hill Road. DeKalb County police said the woman was spotted in the drive-through at a Wendy’s on Piedmont Road driving a car that matched the description given by police earlier in the week. The woman, whose identity has not been released, matched the description of a woman wanted for several robberies at metro area pharmacies over the last two weeks. When police approached the Jeep Liberty, the woman took off and ended up in a police chase up I-85 that ended at N. Druid Hills Road.  Police spokesperson Mekka Parish says she was involved in a minor traffic accident after exiting at North Druid Hills Road.

Police then say they heard a single gunshot and opened fire hitting the woman multiple times. More on the story in this report from the AJC

Since this story was originally posted we found out that the Grandma Bandit was actually a man.

Here is a copy of a statement released by Dekalb County Police:


Positive identification has been made on the person involved in todays incident on North Druid Hills. After further investigation detectives have determined the person believed to be a female suspect in fact is a male.

His name is Roxanne Taylor, a 57 year old man.

No additional information is available.

Comments (5)
  1. Sarah says:

    Granny is getting her meds by any means necessary..Hopefully she turn herself in before she gets hurt on her next venture of self help…

  2. wgailb says:

    According to news reports the police killed a Black woman. The woman in the picture is clearly an older white woman. How on earth are they going to spin this?

    1. jean103 says:

      As it turns out the woman who was killed was actually a man. The post will be updated shortly

      1. F says:


      2. jean103 says:

        Yes “she” was actually a “he”. I am updating post now. Sorry for the delay but I did try my best not to work over the holiday.

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