Pair Arrested in Midtown Neighborhood Armed Robbery
Victim chases after and catches suspect before police arrive on scene
An armed pedestrian robbery in Midtown late Tuesday evening resulted in the arrest of two suspects.
According to the Atlanta Police, two male victims departed Blake's on the Park shortly after 11 p.m. and began walking east on 10th Street before turning south on Charles Allen Drive. The victims said they noticed a newer modeled white mini van pass them slowly and then saw two men emerge from the van.
Near 952 Charles Allen, the suspects, including one dressed in all black and wearing a ski mask, approached the victims. The suspect in the ski mask produced a handgun that he pointed at one of the victim’s head.
The suspects robbed the men of their belongings, including an iPhone, and then fled on foot south towards 8th Street. One of the victims pursued the suspects while the other victim flagged down an APD patrol car and described the white van.
The white Dodge Caravan with a Florida tag was later stopped by APD officers at 180 Ponce de Leon Avenue, where Shermaine Caison, 24, of Ellenwood, Ga., was arrested and charged with armed robbery.
Meanwhile, the two suspects that were fleeing on foot split up as one of the victims provided chase. The victim eventually caught the unarmed suspect and was in a physical altercation with him on 8th Street when an APD officer arrived on scene.
Antonio Allen, 18, of Ellenwood, Ga., was arrested and charged with armed robbery. The third suspect was last seen running down Vedado Way toward Greenwood Avenue.