ATLANTA, Ga. (CW69 News at 10) 

Press Release:

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) Police Department arrested and charged four juvenile suspects in connection with a robbery and assault that took place aboard a train near the Candler Park Station on May 2, 2020.  The victim in that case was thirteen years old.

On May 13, 2020, MPD officers were patrolling the Five Points MARTA station when they recognized four juveniles matching the description from the lookout on the initial robbery incident.  The officers detained the juveniles (ages 17, 15, 15, and 12) and discovered two of the suspects, including the twelve-year old, were carrying firearms.

“Violent crime will not be tolerated on MARTA, whether committed by adults or juveniles,” said MARTA Police Chief M. Scott Kreher.  “We will work with the courts to hold these suspects accountable and seek justice for the victim.”

All four suspects are charged with Robbery by Force, Battery, and Cruelty to Children – First Degree for the robbery incident in DeKalb County.  Two of the suspects are facing additional charges of Possession of a Firearm by a Minor in Fulton County.  The seventeen-year old suspect is being charged as an adult.