Investigators with the Atlanta Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance in apprehending a number of suspects wanted for murder, assault, and armed robbery.

The suspect wanted in the armed robbery and assault on the Atlanta BeltLine Southside Trail.

* On Jan. 7 just after 11 a.m., a woman was robbed and assaulted at gunpoint on the Atlanta BeltLine Southside Trail near Grant Way. According to the police report, the woman was walking along the Beltline when she was confronted by a male suspect armed with a handgun. The suspect began physically assaulting the victim and managed to steal her handbag. The victim was able to get away from the suspect and contact police with the help of a Good Samaritan who lived in the neighborhood.

The suspect sought in the Whitehall armed robbery.

* On Jan. 2 around 10:22  p.m., APD officers responded to an armed robbery at 495 Whitehall St. SW. Upon arrival, officers met with the victim who stated a male armed with a firearm stole her purse and several additional items of value. The victim was leaving the Wing Shack restaurant and entering her vehicle when she was confronted by an armed suspect. The male suspect fled the scene in a two door sedan.

Suspects wanted in the Pharr Road shooting.

* APD is also seeking assistance identifying suspects wanted for an aggravated assault that occurred on Jan. 3 around 2 a.m. on Pharr Road in Buckhead. Officers arrived at the scene to find two males and one female with multiple gunshot wounds. The victims were alert, conscious and breathing and transported to the hospital for treatment. Preliminary investigations indicate the victims were shot by a male suspect who discharged a firearm from the passenger’s side of a white 4 door sedan. The driver also appears to be a male suspect.

Anyone with information on these suspects are encouraged to call the Crime Stoppers Atlanta tip line at (404) 577-8477)or online at www.StopCrimeAtl.org.  Persons do not have to give their name or any identifying information to be eligible for a reward upon arrest and indictment of the suspects.

UPDATE: An earlier version of this story indicated that Atlanta Police Homicide Investigators were searching for Rayshawn Bennett (also known as YFN Lucci), who was wanted on multiple charges for his role in the shooting death of  James Adams on Dec. 10. Bennett turned himself into police on the evening of Jan. 13, according to a statement from APD.

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.