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Police Nab One Suspect In Reynoldstown Carjacking Attempt

Victim identified suspect, who was tied to snatch and run in Edgewood Retail District. But her car ended up being stolen by another group of teens Thursday.

Atlanta police have made one arrest in the May 11 of Reynoldstown woman in the MillTown Lofts.

The victim, who was attacked in the 800 block of Wylie Street, identified the suspect, police said Thursday.

In a cruel twist, however, another group of teens stole her car Thursday afternoon. It's unclear if the two groups are connected.

The suspect in the carjacking case was arrested earlier in the week related to a snatch and run of another person's property in the Edgewood Retail District, said Maj. Keith Meadows, commander of Atlanta Police Department Zone 6.

"This is the perfect example of citizens working with police to tackle complex crime problems," Meadows told East Atlanta Patch.

Police are not naming the suspect, who was taken to the DeKalb County Jail, because he's believed to be involved in a number of other crimes.

"We have several other line-ups to show," Meadows said. "We believe he was involved in a string of robberies and snatch-theft."

The other carjacker, who is seen in video surveillance footage from the MillTown Lofts cameras, remains at large.

Both attacked the woman in the MillTown Lofts at gunpoint as she was walking to her home just after she retrieved her mail.

The tried to steal her car, but it wouldn't start and they fled on foot.

Anyone with information about any of the recent crimes is urged to call 911 or Atlanta Crime Stoppers at 404.577.TIPS (8477).

Keep up-to-date on the latest crime news affecting the East Atlanta Patch neighborhoods patrolled by by going to our Zone 6 Crime page.

Kirkwood Resident May 18, 2012 at 04:23 PM
What the heck! They started that car as faster as you can start a car with a key. That was crazy how fast they were able to steal the vehicle. I thought newer model honda's you could not use the screwdriver to jam in the ingnition?
Kirkwood Resident May 18, 2012 at 04:24 PM
It literally took five seconds.
Chris Murphy May 18, 2012 at 04:57 PM
I bet they didn't know how to start & drive a standard transmission.

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