Arrest made in Alpharetta armed robbery, carjacking

A suspect has been arrested in an armed robbery and carjacking in Alpharetta, police said Wednesday.

The same person was being sought for the armed robbery of Bejewel on Windward Parkway on Friday afternoon and the carjacking of a 16-year-old in a Kia that night in a mall parking lot.

Working with other law enforcement agencies, Alpharetta authorities discovered the suspect was wanted for violent crimes in Duluth and in Forsyth County, Alpharetta police spokesman George Gordon said in a news release.

Edward Kim, 31, was taken into custody Monday after a joint effort by the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office and Sandy Springs police acting on information from Alpharetta detectives.

Kim was still driving the stolen Kia Soul, and the victim's wallet was found along with a loaded .38-caliber revolver, authorities said. Kim was booked into the Forsyth County Jail.

The charges against him include hijacking of a motor vehicle, kidnapping, two counts of armed robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and aggravated assault. Other charges are pending in other jurisdictions, authorities said.

Investigators said Kim stole an SUV and two guns from his sister in Cumming on Friday before driving to Alpharetta, where he allegedly committed the armed robbery and carjacking, Channel 2 Action News reported. Authorities also believe Kim robbed a Duluth pharmacy Saturday.