12-year-old, teen suspected in five car break-ins; video shows dramatic arrest

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Police Department released body camera video showing officers catching a car break-in suspect over the weekend.

Police said the 17-year-old in the video, Tyshawn Lorm, and a 12-year-old are suspected of breaking into at least five cars near 115 Peachtree Memorial Drive in Buckhead.

APD officers were already close by when they got the call Saturday morning.

When they showed up, they saw the suspects speed off in a stolen car which they later crashed.

Police said the suspects then ran away from the crash scene.

Officers canvassed the area and eventually were able to find and arrest both suspects.


“A lot of team work. It took those officers being in that area, working with each other, staying on the radio, staying in contact to be able to locate these and we had a police captain who was out there,” Sgt. John Chafee said. "We're very glad we were able to apprehend these two. We are currently looking at if they were involved in any other crime."

“It’s scary hearing about those things,” neighbor Meagan French said.

Knowing police were able to react so quickly gave neighbors like French a sense of security.

"To have the police respond so quickly and be able to get them so quickly, it makes you feel a lot more safe around that neighborhood," French said.

Police said the suspects also tried to carjack someone while they were running from officers.

APD told Channel 2 Action News officers recovered two stolen guns during the arrests.