Reward Grows To $3,000 for Robbery Suspect's Capture
The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety is getting assistance from Crime Stoppers Atlanta to capture robbery suspect Kinneth Battle.
The agency and the organization are now offering $3,000 for information that leads to the location and arrest of Kinneth Battle.
Alpharetta Public Safety Director Gary George said the local agency will offer up to $1,000 while Crime Stoppers will donate up to $2,000.
"I am grateful for their assistance and appreciative of our partnership," he said. "We need the public’s help in locating this dangerous suspect."
Any information on the case can be submitted in an anonymous fashion to the Crime Stoppers' tip line at (404) 577-TIPS (8477), online at www.crimestoppersatlanta.org or by texting CSA and the tip to CRIMES (274637).
Individuals do not have to give their name or any information that would lead to their identity to be eligible for the reward.
At around 2:10 a.m. Saturday, March 15, Alpharetta 911 received a call from a store clerk at BP at 5005 Windward Parkway, and told dispatchers a robbery had taken place at the store.
The investigation determined two men entered the store. One suspect jumped the counter and "snatched the cash register drawer," the agency said in a news release.
Both men left the store and fled the scene in a Jeep parked on the side of the building, which authorities believed was occupied by Battle.
The store clerk was able to provide the license plate number for the Jeep, and the direction it traveled when it left the premises.
Alpharetta issued an alert to surrounding law enforcement agencies. It was later determined the suspects drove to a home in Forsyth County, and pulled into the residence's garage.
As deputies with the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office pulled up to the home, one of the suspects, armed with a weapon, allegedly fled the house out the back door.
Authorities believe the weapon could be an AK-47, AR-15 rifle or a similar firearm.
Battle fled into a wooded area, and another suspect, Fredrequis Cobb, was found hiding in the back floorboard area of the Jeep and was arrested.
The North Fulton SWAT team was activated and responded to assist the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team. A large SWAT search operation took place in southern Forsyth County to no avail.
Battle, who is described as African-American, 5'10, 200 pounds, has black hair and brown eyes and has numerous tattoos on arms, legs and chest. He is considered armed and dangerous.
Battle, 21, is known to frequent the Planters Ridge apartment complex in Alpharetta as well as the Campbellton Road area in southwest Atlanta.