When Driving Getaway Car, Be Sure to Do it on a Full Tank

Georgia men made it 2 miles down the road after alleged robbery, ran out of gas
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 10, 2017 6:07 AM CST
When Driving Getaway Car, Be Sure to Do it on a Full Tank
If you're going to rob someone, be sure to do it on a full tank.   (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Police say a getaway car ran out of gas after an armed robbery near Atlanta, leading to the speedy arrest of two suspects. Gwinnett County police Cpl. Michele Pihera says 18-year-old Najee Logan and 21-year-old Justin Larry were charged with armed robbery after their arrest early Tuesday after officers found the car on empty. Pihera's statement says the victim surrendered a wallet to two men at gunpoint in a grocery store parking lot about 1am Tuesday in Stone Mountain, Ga., reports the AP.

Police say officers found the car about 15 minutes later with Logan and Larry inside; they had made it about two miles down the road before running out of gas, notes the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Both men were jailed, and police didn't say if they have lawyers. Pihera says it's fortunate the victim wasn't hurt, chalking up the arrests to what she called "poor planning" by the suspects.

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