Decatur Police arrest one of two suspects accused of robbing skateboarders

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 23, 2017

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Decatur Police have arrested a 17-year-old accused of robbing two skateboarders on Fayetteville Road on Tuesday, March 21.

Police are still seeking the other suspect.

Decatur Police Lt. Jennifer Ross said the incident happened around 4:13 p.m. in the 400 block of Fayetteville Road.

“The victim reported he and a friend were skateboarding when the two suspects approached them and asked questions about skateboarding,” Ross said. “Suspect #1 reached out as though he was going to shake the victim’s hand but instead punched the victim in the face and told suspect #2 to grab the victim’s backpack. The two suspects then started to leave the area. The victim pulled out his phone and stated ‘Siri call dad’ and suspect #1 heard him and turned back and demanded the phone while placing his hand in his waistband as though he had a weapon. However, no weapon was seen. The victim relinquished his phone to suspect #1.  The case was turned over to the criminal investigations division who immediately began to follow up on potential leads.”

Police identified suspect No. 1 as 17-yer-old Brandon Bober of Atlanta. He has been arrested, Ross said.

“Suspect #2 was described as a black male, late teens-early 20’s, approximately 5’10, thin build, medium complexion, close-cut hairstyle and wearing red basketball style shorts and a white t-shirt,” Ross said. “This case is still under investigation.”

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