Teen arrested after gas station holdup, dramatic chase on Ga. 400

Teen arrested after gas station holdup, dramatic chase on Ga. 400

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Forsyth County sheriff’s deputies used spike strips to end a chase on Ga. 400 South just past the Peachtree Parkway exit.
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  • Deputies used spike strips to end the chase near Majors Road.
  • A deputy and his dog caught the teen.
  • Two others wanted in connection with the robbery and chase are still at large.

A 17-year-old armed robber is in custody and two others are on the run after a dramatic 15-mile chase on Ga. 400 South, according to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.

About 9:15 p.m. Monday, deputies responded to an armed robbery at the Shell gas station in the 4700 block of Jot Em Down Road.

Authorities issued a lookout for a white Ford Fusion in connection with the robbery.

Deputies eventually found the vehicle mentioned in the lookout and tried to make a traffic stop on Ga. 400 South.

Instead of stopping, the car sped off, leading to a chase.

Deputies used spike strips to end the pursuit near Majors Road, the Forsyth sheriff’s office said.

At that point, the robbers got out of the Ford Fusion and ran into nearby woods, according to the sheriff’s office. 

A deputy and his dog caught the teen. Two guns and other evidence were recovered. The other two robbers are still at large and are believed to have escaped the Forsyth County area, authorities said.

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