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Ga Tech PD Makes Arrest in On-Campus Armed Robbery

Police still seeking second suspect in crime that occurred in a North Avenue Apartments East dorm room this past summer.

The Georgia Tech Police Department (GTPD) has charged Steven Terry with armed robbery, burglary and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in connection with a much publicized on-campus incident in early July.

The arrest and indictment comes after an intensive investigation led by GTPD with the assistance of Crime Stoppers and the Atlanta Police Department.

“Our investigators tirelessly worked on this case,” said Captain Mickey Hembree in a release. “We were able to generate leads through Crime Stoppers and to identify two suspects responsible for the armed robbery that occurred back on July 1, 2012.”

Terry was already in Fulton County Jail on unrelated charges. On the evening in question, a male Tech student was awakened around 1 a.m. in the North Avenue Apartments East to find two unknown male suspects tampering with his laptop. When he asked the suspects what they were doing, one of them pointed a handgun at the student. The suspects then stole the victim's laptop and cell phone.

GTPD is continuing to work with Crime Stoppers and other law enforcement agencies to track down the second suspect, identified as Terrance Watley, who is also known as “Boo Boo”. Watley, 21, is described as a black male, standing approximately 5-foot-7 and weighing 175 pounds.

Those with information on the location of Watley, should contact the Georgia Tech Police Department at 404-894-2500 or Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477 (TIPS).

“Through the investigation, we’ve learned that these two individuals accessed the building by tailgating in behind students,” said Hembree. “The Georgia Tech Police Department has teamed up with Georgia Tech Housing Office on an educational campaign to make students aware of the dangers of tailgating.”

This week GTPD is also partnering with student leaders to educate the campus on good safety behaviors as well as resources available for students to help keep them safe.

Marc Acampora September 06, 2012 at 03:17 PM
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Chris H September 06, 2012 at 07:31 PM
You really have to give it to the moron who let them in the building. Seriously, this one guy has tattoos on his face. Does he look like a Tech student to you? Anyway, good job ADP for getting another one of the never ending supply of thugs off the street.

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