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Armed robbery ends with police chase, 2 arrests

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Two armed robbery suspects were arrested after a police chase on Interstate 285 Friday morning.

Sandy Springs Police said the robbery happened at around 11 a.m. at the Park Terrace Apartments in the 300 block of Carpenter Drive. Two maintenance workers told investigators their wallets, cash and cell phones were stolen by the suspects.

After robbing the workers, the suspects jumped into a white Mazda and drove away. A Sandy Springs Police officer spotted the car on Roswell Road and tried to initiate a traffic stop. The Mazda sped away onto I-285 west, and the officer began a chase.

Police said the chase ended when the suspects' car crashed at I-285 and I-20. Both suspects jumped out of the car. One was caught right away, while the other was found in a nearby neighborhood.

Investigators recovered two handguns in the suspects' car.

Sandy Springs apartment residents worried about future

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Residents at one Sandy Springs apartment complex are worried about their future there now that the complex is set for redevelopment.


Shadia Ball is officially panicking.

"I'm homeless. Where am I going to go?" Ball said.

Believing in just over 30 days she's going to have to move out of her apartment complex at Park 225 on Franklin Road in Sandy Springs, Ball doesn't know what to do.

"You have over 425 people that live in this community, and when you go to check out different areas, everything has inflated in the area," she said.

School for children with autism burglarized

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga -- With the start of the school years approaching fast, a school for children with autism is in dire need of help. The Cumberland Academy of Georgia was burglarized sometime during the early morning hours on Monday.

The burglars broke into the school through a window and ransacked several rooms and stole thousands of dollars' worth of audio-visual equipment.

Headmaster and school founder Debbi Scarborough found the damage when she opened the school on Monday morning.

Sketch released of suspect in Sandy Springs murder


SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. – .Sandy Springs police say a man was shot to death Thursday afternoon.

According to police, officers responded to a call of multiple shots fired at the Azalea Park apartment community on 3 Cedar Run around 4 p.m.

A man with at least one gunshot wound was pronounced dead at the scene. He was identified late Thursday as 22-year-old Ricardo Hernandez Ovalle of Alpharetta.

Police continued to search the complex for the suspected gunman, who they described as a Hispanic man.

A motive for the shooting has not been determined.

Missing Sandy Springs man found in Atlanta

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- A missing Sandy Springs man has been found safe in Atlanta.

Police said 65-year-old Alfred Deboest left the Golden Living Center on Meridian Mark Road just after 7 p.m. Tuesday. He took a taxi to MARTA's Medical Center station, then rode the train south to the Arts Center station.

Deboest was last seen leaving the Arts Center station and walking toward Peachtree Street.

Wednesday afternoon, Sandy Springs Police announced Deboest had been found. The Mattie's Call issued for him was canceled.

VIDEO: 2 children jump from window to escape fire

SANDY SPRINGS, GA (WXIA) -- Dramatic video shows two young women jump to safety from a fire at a Sandy Springs apartment Tuesday.

The fire was at the Morgan's Landing Apartments off of Roswell Road in Sandy Springs.

Office creeper strikes in Sandy Springs

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Sandy Springs Police are looking for the man accused of stealing two wallets from secured offices.

The so-called "office creeper" struck July 1 at the office complex at 5775 Glenridge Drive.

One victim told investigators she returned to her work station and noticed her purse had been moved. Her wallet was missing; it contained credit and debit cards, gift cards and a checkbook, according to a police report.

A second woman also reported a moved purse and missing wallet, which held credit and debit cards, gift cards and about $75 in cash.

Both victims received reports that someone used their stolen credit and debit cards. At least one purchase was made at a Chevron gas station on Boulevard in northeast Atlanta.