Police asking for help with finding Atlanta City Council candidate carjacking suspect

- The Atlanta Police Department is asking for help identifying a suspect in a carjacking involving an Atlanta City Council member and candidate.

On the night of Sept. 30, District 10 candidate Andrea Boone and City Council member C.T. Martin were on returning from an event at the Adams Recreation Center. They stopped at Boone's campaign office on Lynhurst Drive in southwest Atlanta to pick up campaign signs.

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When Boone came back out of the building she noticed Martin was standing outside the car. Martin tried to warn her to stay inside the building, Boone said, but by then it was too late.

"I was greeted by a young man with a hoodie on. He put a gun to my face.  Asked for cash, asked for the car, told me to lay on the ground," Boone told FOX 5 Atlanta.

The thief took Boone's purse, credit cards, and keys before leaving in her car. Within the hour, he had already used one of her credit cards nearly a dozen times. 

According to Atlanta Police, Boone described the suspect as "a black male with light color skin, approximately 19-21 years old, 6-foot-1-inch tall, and wearing a grey hoodie."

Investigators offering a reward up to $2,000 for the arrest and indictments of suspects related to the carjacking. Any Atlantans with information can submit information anonymously by phone at 404-577-TIPS or online on their website.

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