Atlanta Police make two arrests in Edgewood carjackings, property manager issues statementAn Atlanta Police vehicle. Source: Wikimedia Commons
Atlanta Police have arrested two individuals in connection with one of three carjackings that occurred at the Edgewood Retail District this month.
Police announced the arrest of Quinn Byrd, 19, and Antonio Jones, 18. Byrd is charged with aggravated assault, hijacking of a motor vehicle and armed robbery in connection with an incident that occurred on Jan. 26. Jones is charged with theft by receiving stolen property.
Atlanta Police said that on Jan. 26, a man had has Mercedes Benz taken from him at knife-point in the center’s parking deck. It was one of three carjackings that occurred this month. One occurred on Jan. 11 and the other occurred on Jan. 24. There have been no arrests announced in the other cases. To read more about these incidents, click here.
APD spokesperson Ralph Woolfolk said that officers recovered the Mercedes on Jan. 27 and found Byrd and Jones inside the car.
He said APD is working with property management to increase security at the shopping center.
Krissy Venneman, Senior Property Manager at Edgewood, sent the following statement regarding how CentreCorp Management Services is responding to these incidents.
We have responded quickly and aggressively to these recent crimes. We were in immediate contact with Atlanta Police about the incidents, and have been busy coordinating with them on how to keep the Edgewood Retail District a safe place to shop, live and work. APD already has committed to stepping up patrols on site. Additionally, we have hired uniformed, off-duty officers to patrol the site. They will join our current Security staff in patrolling the site.
Because we consider the safety of our patrons and tenants paramount, we have always operated a fully staffed, on-site property management office and employed a vigilant security staff that is on duty 24/7. We continually evaluate all of our security protocols and will continue to do so in wake of these recent events. We also will continue to consult and fully cooperate with the Atlanta Police Department, and we thank the police department for its continued efforts in this matter.
We are saddened by these recent incidents and our hearts go out to the victims of these cowardly criminal acts. We hope those responsible are brought to justice in the near future.
Senior Property Manager
CentreCorp Management Services LLLP