One arrested in Downtown armed robbery attempt

After an attempted robbery in Forsyth Park in the fountain area, Metro police officers were able to make an arrest Sunday evening. Close to 9 p.m., Metro responded reports of a robbery where the victim says they were laying in a hammock when two suspects approached and asked for the time. According to a release sent by Darnisha Green, one of the suspects then pulled out a gun and demanded the victim’s personal belonging. After hearing the commotion another victim walked over to the area and startled the suspects who then ran away westbound through the park.

Officers were able to capture one of the two suspects, a 14-year-old was taken in and charged with obstruction by fleeing and criminal attempted armed robbery with a gun. Investigators are working to determine if any of the recent armed robberies in Forsyth Park are linked to this case. The suspect that remains at large is described as a black male, possibly in his mid-teens. He was of average build and was approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall. He wore a dark gray sweatshirt or hoodie during the incident.

Metro’s Robbery Unit continues to investigate.

Anyone with information on these cases should call CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

A confidential tip line also is open directly to investigators at (912) 525-3124.

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