Man sentenced to 40 years for Stockbridge armed robbery

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Published: Feb. 1, 2023 at 4:38 PM EST
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ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - A Florida man has been sentenced to 40 years for armed robbery after holding up a hair salon in Stockbridge.

Yadley Girard was convicted of robbing the Preeminence Hair Salon Studio on North Henry Boulevard Spt. 26, 2021. As it was closing up for the night, Girard pointed a gun at an employee and her 5-year-old son, demanding her property. He then robbed a customer who came to the door after hearing the employee scream. Girard then left in the customer’s Toyota Camry with her purse, handgun and other belongings.

Girard was convicted of armed robbery, hijacking a motor vehicle, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and cruelty to children in the third degree.

He has been sentenced to 40 years, spending the first 25 in prison.