police-siren1Atlanta Police have arrested three robbery suspects after successfully tracking their movements through Midtown and Buckhead last night, Sept. 13, according to a media statement. The suspects committed three robberies in quick succession before being apprehended by officers.

Officers responded to a robbery at 7:15 p.m. in Midtown, where the victim said he was tackled by a black male while walking home from Piedmont Park on 8th Street. The suspect took the victim’s iPhone and then left the scene in a  red, two-door car.

At 7:39 p.m. officers were dispatched to Blackland Road where the victim advised them she was walking to Chastain Park when a red/maroon-colored car drove up next to her. She advised she saw a female driving the vehicle. She stated a black male got out of the vehicle and showed her a gun and demanded her phone.

At 7:51 p.m., officers responded to a call from a woman who was jogging on Peachtree Battle  when a small red car pulled up next to her. The woman said a female got out of the car and pointed a black handgun at her head and demanded her iPhone. The victim gave her the phone and the car was last seen headed east towards Peachtree Street.

Atlanta Police had been tracking the movement of the suspects’ car, a red Kia sedan, via its Video Integration Unit. The vehicle was seen traveling at a high rate of speed on Hightower Road and officers pursued the car onto Hamilton E. Holmes then to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

The car eventually wound up in south Fulton County where the suspects crashed into a large tree. A black male leapt from the sunroof of the moving vehicle and fled behind the houses into the woods. The driver of the vehicle was slumped over and semi-conscious. The rear passenger appeared to be unharmed by the collision. Both female suspects were removed from the vehicle and detained in handcuffs without further incident. A firearm was located to the left of the driver’s seat, wedged against the foot board.

The Air Unit advised that the male that had jumped out of the vehicle’s sunroof was observed behind a nearby house. At that time, other responding officers were able to apprehend the male suspect, who was found to be out of breath and covered in debris. He was also taken into custody. The red Kia sedan was found to be stolen out of Cobb County.

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.