Decatur Police Ask For Help Identifying Robbery Suspect


Decatur Police sent out this alert:

Decatur Police are attempting to identify the suspect in the attached photos regarding a robbery that occurred on Tuesday, October 25, 2016.  The suspect snatched the victim’s keys from the table she was sitting at and subsequently stole her vehicle from the parking lot.  If you recognize the suspect or have any information about this incident please contact Inv. Zachery at [email protected] or 404/373-6551 or contact Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404/577-TIPS (8477) or text a tip to “CRIMES” (274637).

Synopsis of Incident:

On Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at approximately 2:29 pm, Decatur Police responded to a vehicle theft that just occurred in the 700 block of West College Avenue.  One suspect snatched the keys to the victim’s vehicle off of a table she was sitting at inside of The Imperial restaurant.  Witnesses chased the suspect to the rear of the restaurant and suspect #1 tried to pass off the stolen keys to a second suspect who was waiting outside.  The key exchange did not happen because the witnesses were attempting to intervene.  The witnesses kept suspect #1 from entering the driver’s side of the vehicle so he ran around to the passenger side.  Suspect #2 could not get into the vehicle before suspect #1 was able to get it started and flee.  Suspect #2 fled on foot and the witnesses pursued him to the 900 block of West College Avenue and held him until police arrived.   The stolen vehicle is a 2016 dark gray Toyota Camry with a temporary tag.  Suspect #2 provided a false name and date of birth to police but was later identified as 22-year-old Royland Burdett.  Burdett was charged with criminal attempt to commit theft of a motor vehicle and giving false information to a law enforcement officer.