A 17-year-old and a 12-year-old were arrested in Buckhead in connection with a crime spree that included five car break-ins and an alleged attempted carjacking.
Atlanta police released body camera footage Tuesday of the 17-year-old’s arrest, which occurred Saturday behind a Panera Bread on Peachtree Road near Peachtree Memorial Drive.
In the footage, obtained by Channel 2 Action News, an officer is heard calling for help over his police radio after the suspect, Tyshawn Lorm, was seen running down an alley behind the restaurant. The officer chased down Lorm and ordered him to get on the ground before placing him in handcuffs.
Sgt. John Chafee, a spokesman for the police department, said it took teamwork and the help of a supervisor to take the two into custody.
“It took those officers being in that area and working with each other, staying on the radio and staying in contact, to be able to locate these (suspects),” he told the news station. “And then we had a police captain that was out there.”
The duo is linked to at least five car break-ins in the upscale Peachtree Battle area on Saturday morning, Chafee said. At one point, the two crashed the car they were traveling in, which was reported stolen, then ran.
According to Channel 2, they attempted to take another vehicle at gunpoint as they were running from officers. Police recovered two guns, which were also reported stolen, during their arrests, the news station reported.
Lorm is being held in the Fulton County Jail on charges of obstruction, criminal attempt to commit armed robbery, criminal attempt to commit carjacking and two counts of theft by receiving stolen property, as well as two weapons-related charges.
The 12-year-old, as a minor, is not being named.
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