DeKalb Police arrest two juveniles in connection with carjacking that led to Emory alertA DeKalb County Police vehicle. Photo obtained via Wikimedia Commons
DeKalb Police report that two juvenile male suspects are in custody following a carjacking that triggered a campus-wide alert at Emory University.
DeKalb Police Capt. Steven Fore said, “Two male juveniles have been arrested and charged with two counts of armed robbery. Since both are juveniles their ID cannot be released. The investigation is ongoing as these suspects maybe responsible for additional crimes in the area.”
The incident occurred in the early-morning hours of Aug. 11. According to Fore, officers responded to the carjacking 751 N. Indian Creek Drive at 3:45 a.m.
“The victims, a 28 and a 31 year males, reported they were sitting in their vehicle, a black Jeep Wrangler, when they were approached by two young black males in their teens dressed all in black armed with handguns,” Fore said. “The males robbed the victims of personal belongings and then ordered them out of the vehicle. The two suspects then fled in the Jeep Wrangler.
“A lookout was given on the vehicle and uniform officers spotted the vehicle minutes later on Memorial Drive near Memorial College Ave. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle and it fled on Memorial Drive to N. Decatur and continued turning right on Haygood Drive where officers lost sight of the vehicle. The vehicle was located abandon on Eagle Row. A perimeter was established and search conducted for the suspects with the assistance of K9.”
Shortly after the incident, Emory warned faculty and staff to “shelter in place” until the issue was resolved.