Update: Suspect identified in Midtown carjacking of popular R&B singer
Bobby V. complied with robbers and allowed them to leave in his red 2013 Bentley on Monday night.
Update: Jan. 24, 2013 11:20 a.m.
Atlanta police have released the name of the suspect arrested in connection with Tuesday night’s carjacking. Robert Unrico McFarland, 18, faces several charges including armed robbery, aggravated assault and hijacking a motor vehicle.
Investigators are seeking assistance in identifying the second suspect in this case and are asking anyone with information on this robbery to call Zone 5 investigators at (404) 658-6636 or Crime Stoppers at (404) 577-8477. Callers may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.
An arrest has been made in the Tuesday night Midtown carjacking of a Bentley belonging to Robert “Bobby” Wilson, better known as R&B singer Bobby V.
Atlanta police say a second suspect has not been located as of early Wednesday afternoon during the crime that occurred in a parking lot adjacent to the Hot Beats Recording Studio at 1200 Spring Street just north of 14th Street.
According to APD Officer Gregory Lyon, the high-profile singer, who attended North Atlanta High School, was approached shortly after 8:30 p.m. by two black males wearing gray hooded sweatshirts and armed with a gun. Wilson complied with the robbers and allowed them to leave in his red 2013 Bentley.
A lieutenant working off-duty heard the radio lookout and quickly located the Bentley abandoned at the nearby Arts Center MARTA station. APD Zone 5 units canvassed the station and located one of the suspects, who was positively identified by the victim and witnesses.
The singer, whose estimated net worth is $6 million, is known for his 2005 hit “Slow Down” among others.
Wednesday afternoon, he tweeted that was thankful that he wasn’t killed: “GOD saved me last night.. Thank u Lord life is so precious&we take it 4 granted!! Everything u wanna do, DO IT!pray&be thankful 4 wht u hav!”
This is a developing story…