Men Suspected of Carjacking Williams Caught

Suspects arrested for alleged armed robbery later the same day
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 17, 2007 9:50 PM CST
New Jersey Nets' Jamaal Magloire, right, attempts to get around Atlanta Hawks' Shelden Williams during the second quarter of NBA basketball Tuesday night, Nov. 6, 2007 in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The two men believed to be responsible for stealing the car of the Atlanta Hawk’s Shelden Williams on Saturday are being charged with armed robbery. The 18-year-olds were arrested later Saturday at an Atlanta-area mall while attempting to rob someone else. Williams’ car was stolen outside his barbershop shortly before Atlanta game against Charlotte, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The local police chief said the two men were in Williams’ car when they were alleged to have committed the second robbery. They fled from the scene in the stolen Dodge SUV and were chased for three miles by police until they wrecked the car. “It's probably not totaled, but I wouldn't want it,” said the police chief of the damaged vehicle.