Decatur Police Make Arrest at Decatur Library in Conjunction with Commerce Drive Parking Lot RobberyDecatur Metro | March 30, 2015 | 3:29 pm
Decatur Police just sent out this update…
On 3/26/15, Sgt. Jackson was conducting a location check at the Decatur Library due to several motor vehicle thefts in the area and observed three young males loitering in the area. Sgt. Jackson observed one of the males looking at vehicles in the parking deck while the other two stood near the entrance/exit. Upon seeing Sgt. Jackson’s vehicle the three males quickly walked from their positions and entered the rear door of the Decatur Library.
Officers located the three males inside of the library. One of the males had active warrants for armed robbery and criminal attempt to commit theft of a motor vehicle for the 3/4/15 incident that occurred in the parking lot at Commerce Drive and Church Street in Decatur. One of the males had an active juvenile runaway petition out of Clayton County. Further investigation revealed the three males came to the library with the intention of stealing a vehicle.
[An] 18-year-old [from] DeKalb County, was arrested and charged with loitering or prowling in addition to being served with the active warrants for armed robbery and criminal attempt to commit theft of a motor vehicle. [A] 17-year-old [from] DeKalb County, was arrested and charged with loitering or prowling and possession of tools for the commission of a crime. The 15-year-old juvenile was charged with loitering or prowling.