According to Sgt. Jennifer Ross, at approximately 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday, two people were sitting in a parked vehicle when they were approached by four black males, two of which were holding handguns.
One suspect placed a handgun to the temple of the driver and demanded money and the vehicle, whereupon the victim complied.
A second suspect, described as standing between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-8 and wearing a red or orange cap, tan “Carhartt” style jacket and dark pants, demanded the passenger’s phone and struck her in the face with his fist. Ross reports that neither victim was injured.
The four suspects entered the vehicle and fled south on Church Street. A short time later, DPD officers responded to a vehicle accident in the yard of a house in the 900 block of South Candler Street and located the victim’s vehicle.
One witness reported seeing two black males run from the vehicle onto Driftwood Terrace and a second witness reported seeing two black males run from the vehicle south on South Candler Street.
With the assistance of a DeKalb PD K9 unit, Decatur officers located two of the suspects, one in the woods on Driftwood Terrace and one behind a home in the 200 block of Brower Street, and took them into custody.