FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. - Six people are in custody and authorities are seeking a man in connection with gun thefts from a Forsyth County pawn shop, officials said.
The man still on loose is no longer believed to be in the area, police said. He was identified by the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety as Altavious Jackson, 32.
Early Saturday, seven people rammed a vehicle into Forsyth County Pawn on Atlanta Road.
Police chased the suspects into Alpharetta, where their vehicle crashed. Authorities were searching a silver pickup truck at the crash site.
Several guns were recovered at the crash site, police said. It is not known whether the suspect at large is armed.
Five of the people in custody are adult males. The sixth is a 16-year-old male. They are being charged with armed robbery, according to the Forsyth County sheriff's office.
More than 75 police officers were involved in the search. Agencies included Alpharetta police, Milton police and Forsyth County sheriff’s deputies.
A Georgia State Patrol helicopter also is involved.
Residents in the area were told to stay in their houses and to not answer their doors while police conducted their search.
The break-in woke up an employee who was staying at the pawn shop overnight, police said.
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State Patrol helicopter now over search for up to 6 more suspects in pawn shop/gun robbery on Morris Rd in Alpharetta pic.twitter.com/Pw9A1D3040— Steve Gehlbach (@SteveGWSB) December 31, 2016
Guns taken from pawn shop by 7 suspects. Manhunt still underway for 2 men and one woman in North Ful Co pic.twitter.com/tBbgU9aEgN— Steve Gehlbach (@SteveGWSB) December 31, 2016
Search being called off. Got 6/7 suspects. Pretty good batting average Alpharetta, Milton and Forsyth Co officers and deputies pic.twitter.com/BwKTzaOAwN— Steve Gehlbach (@SteveGWSB) December 31, 2016
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