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Jewelry heist suspect nabbed
Cell number, social media led FBI to Dawsonville robbery suspect
2. Jewel Thief Arrested pic
Abigail Lee Kemp is believed to have executed multiple similarly-styled jewelry store robberies across the Southeast region in recent months, including the Aug. 5 armed robbery of the Zales Outlet at North Georgia Premium Outlets in Dawsonville. - photo by For the Dawson County News
Abigail Lee Kemp made no effort to hide her face as she casually walked into the Zales Outlet at North Georgia Premium Outlets last August when authorities say she ordered workers to the back of the store and zip-tied their hands before making off with more than $13,000 in jewels. On Monday, appearing before a federal judge, she no longer held that err of confidence authorities said she possessed when she hit jewelry stores in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, Tennessee and North Carolina over the last several months. Kemp, 24, of Smyrna was taken into custody without incident Friday by agents from the FBI Atlanta Division.