Dunwoody Police have arrested three teenagers and charged them with armed robbery and elder abuse after they stole a car from a woman in Perimeter Mall on Tuesday, May 10.
Quentin Brown, 17, is charged in the carjacking as an adult. Two other males, both age 15, were also arrested. Because they are juveniles their names are not being released. The juveniles are being held in the DeKalb Youth Detention Center. Brown is locked up at the DeKalb County Jail.
At about 3:15 p.m. on May 10, a 69-year-old woman reported three males approached her in the parking lot at Perimeter Mall. At least one teen had a knife, according to a police report. They demanded she give up her silver SUV, a Honda Pilot, and she complied.
“As the three males left the scene in the SUV, they were observed by a Dunwoody Police Officer, who attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle,” said Officer Mark Stevens, a spokesperson for DPD.
The driver of the SUV refused to stop and the Dunwoody officer chased the vehicle down Hammond Drive into Sandy Springs. The SUV crashed into an unknown object at the intersection of Hammond Drive and Glenridge Drive, said Sgt. Aaron Belt.
The suspects fled on foot and were apprehended a short distance from the scene of the crime with the assistance of the Sandy Springs Police Department, Belt said.
“All three suspects were apprehended on the scene after the car chase,” Belt said.
All three suspects have been charged with hijacking of a motor vehicle, elder exploitation and fleeing and attempting to elude police officers. All charges are felonies.