ALPHARETTA, Ga. - Hours after an 80-year-old Alpharetta woman called 911 to report a carjacking, police arrested two of the three teenage boys believed to be responsible for the crime. Police charged two teens with armed robbery and carjacking late Thursday night.
"It was striking to find 16-year-olds with two guns, so we're just grateful no one was injured," said Officer Howard Miller, spokesman for the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety.
Officer Miller told Fox 5's Portia Bruner the 16-year-old boys ambushed the woman inside the parking deck of her senior living complex on Fanfare Way just before 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
"They demanded she give up the keys to her car at gunpoint, then fled our area," said Miller.
Hours later, investigators tracked the car 30 miles away at a Chick-fil-A on Cleveland Avenue in East Point.
"Our detectives jumped in the car and headed to East Point. The car was still in the parking lot when they arrived, so they called East Point Police to make the arrest. As the suspects were leaving the restaurant, they saw East Point Police pulling up and that's when they sped away in the stolen car. That's when the pursuit started," said officer Miller.
Atlanta Police officers and Georgia State Troopers picked up the chase once the suspects fled Eastpointe, but a Georgia State Trooper ended the chase when he performed a pit maneuver that forced the suspects to flip the stolen car before crashing onto the roof of the car.
After the crash, the suspects fled and were seen disposing of two handguns. They were apprehended and taken into custody without incident or any injuries. Investigators are still trying to sort out who played what role in the crime, but detectives also used a lineup to identify the suspects," Officer Miller said.
Police believe a third teenager may have been involved in the carjacking. Office Miller said the third young man could still be on the run in South Fulton County.