Atlanta Police arrested a 15-year-old juvenile in connection with an armed robbery spree that began late Monday in southeast Atlanta. According to a media release from the APD, the incidents began around 10 p.m. with a robbery at gunpoint at Woodland and Eden avenues by two black male juveniles on a motorized scooter.

A second armed robbery involving a similar suspect description took place about 15 minutes later at 116 Memorial Drive. A third robbery attempt was made at 626 Kent Street. Officers spotted and pursued the scooter, which turned out to be stolen. The suspects crashed, and fled on foot. One of the juveniles was arrested, but the other was able to evade capture.

The arrested juvenile had a revolver and three cell phones in his possession, while a second pistol was recovered from the crash scene. None of the robbery victims were injured. The investigation continues to determine the identity of the second suspect, and whether they are connected to other armed robberies.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.