Decatur Police arrest two 16-year-olds accused of armed robberyDecatur Police Officers compare notes in the parking lot of Decatur High School. File photo
A Friday night robbery resulted in the quick arrest of two 16-year-old suspects, Decatur Police said.
Lt. Jennifer Ross said that on Oct. 7 at 9:42 p.m., an officer responded to a call about an armed robbery in the 100 block of North Candler Street. The victim was in his garage unloading groceries when two suspects appeared. The first suspect had a handgun and demanded the victim’s wallet, but it had no money. The first suspect asked the victim if there was any one else or any money inside of his home. The other suspect got in the victim’s vehicle and found a laptop. But the first suspect didn’t want the laptop, and demanded the victim empty out his pockets. The suspects took two cell phones.
“The victim was ordered to lay on the ground and the suspects fled,” Ross said. “The victim was not injured. The victim called police from a neighbor’s house and provided detailed descriptive information about the suspects.”
Thanks to the detailed description, the suspects were found at the Decatur MARTA station. A witness saw the suspects throw a backpack into a garbage can before officers stopped them. The backpack contained a a handgun and the two cell phones from the victim, Ross said.
“The suspects were positively identified by the victim,” Ross said. “The suspects, 16-year old Khristafer King and 16-year-old Aaliyah Ferguson, both of Lithonia, were charged with armed robbery.”