Police arrest 2 after armed robbery, chase

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Antwon Deshawn Earl and Eric Justin Patterson (Courtesy: Fulton County Jail)

Police said they were forced to give chase after two men held up maintenance workers during an armed robbery Friday morning.

The Sandy Springs Police Department tells FOX 5 News that the workers were at the Park Terrace Apartments located in the 300 block of Carpenter Drive when they were robbed at gunpoint around 11 a.m. by two men. The robbers made off with the men’s wallets, cash, and cell phones.

Police said they later spotted the getaway car on Roswell Road and attempted to pull them over. The car sped off and chase eventually made its way on Interstate 285, where the car eventually crashed near Interstate 20. Both men then fled the car, but were eventually taken into custody.

Eric Justin Patterson, 17, and Antwon Deshawn Earls, 18, both of College Park, were arrested for Armed Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony, and Fleeing to Elude. They were booked into the Fulton County Jail.

Traffic on Interstate 285 was backed up for a few hours while emergency officials and police worked the scene.