Alpharetta Teens Arrested in Liquor Store Theft

The following arrest information was supplied by the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety. It does not indicate a conviction.

Alpharetta police arrested a 19-year-old Alpharetta resident and 14-year-old juvenile after someone broke into Reds Wine & Beer and stole some alcohol.

Police were dispatched to the South Main Street business on Aug. 28 at 10:32 p.m. on an alarm call. They met with a key holder f the business, and looked at surveillance video. The video showed two males – one masked, the other not wearing a mask – walk up to the drive-up window and try to enter the building. The unmasked male stood next to the window and appeared to be acting as a lookout. The masked male went to the back of the building to grab a rock, and used it to break the window. He was seen in the video grabbing several bottles of alcohol before walking to the back of the store.

One of the investigating officers left the store and began a search, observing a green Camaro with a handwritten "Tag Applied For" sign displayed. He stopped the car and identified the passenger as the suspect with a backpack in the video. The juvenile passenger admitted being at the store and acting as a lookout for the other suspect, according to the police incident report.

Officers headed to a Kilmington Square residence to search for the other suspect. They spotted the suspect when they arrived, and he attempted to flee on foot, but was caught by the officers.

The 14-year-old male was charged with forced burglary of a commercial building, underage consumption and criminal conspiracy.

Antonio Hughes, 19, of Alpharetta, was charged with forced burglary of a commercial building, underage consumption, wearing a mask to conceal identity, obstruction, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and criminal conspiracy.



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