According to the victim, two teens approached him in his driveway of his home in the residential area located near Heards Ferry Road. They asked for money for gas. When the victim refused, one of the juveniles pulled a pistol and demanded the money. The victim retrieved $20 and gave it to the suspects who fled. The victim and his wife were not injured.
Shortly after the call was dispatched, a patrol car located a vehicle matching the description of the robbery suspect’s car at the Shell gas station on New Northside Drive adjacent to the New Northside Drive/Powers Ferry Road entrance ramp to Interstate 285. The suspects, who were fueling the car, fled into the woods next to the interstate. They later crossed 285 east and were captured on the other side at a nearby BP gas station. Although two suspects confronted the victim, police later determined that three juveniles were together in the car. One remains at large.
The vehicle was stolen from Pine Mountain. Investigators learned the juveniles were part of a program called Warm Springs OTP (Outdoor Therapy Program) in Warm Springs. Warm Springs OTP is an outdoor residential program run by the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities.