Police: 5 teens assaulted caretaker at Palmetto group home

A caretaker in a south Fulton County group home was duct-taped, beaten and robbed by five teenagers who live at the home, according to police.

The incident happened Saturday at a home in Palmetto, police said. According to police, one teenager duct-taped and beat the caretaker, then that teen and four others stole the caretaker’s cell phones and car and drove away from the home. Shortly after leaving the home, the teens crashed the vehicle and ran. Two of them were caught near the home. They are Vanessa Hammons, 17, and a 15-year-old juvenile.

Three others remain at large. They are Shanautica Hardy, 17, and Kiante Williams, 17, along with a 16-year-old juvenile. Hardy and Williams are wanted for robbery, battery, and obstruction, police said. The three may be in the Old National Highway area, according to police.

Police are asking for help in finding the teens. Anyone with information on them, are asked to call Sgt. Lee Gragg of the Palmetto Police Department at 770-463-9068.