SOUTH FORSYTH -- A reward is being offered for any information leading to the arrest of a named suspected of stealing a vehicle during a robbery in south Forsyth earlier this month.
Atlanta Crime Stoppers has put up $2,000 in exchange for information that ends with the capture of Wayne Christopher Alford, 19, of Atlanta, who is wanted in Forsyth County for robbery by force/robbery by intimidation in connection with a July 8 carjacking at the Dunkin Donuts at 7810 McGinnis Ferry Road.
A woman’s Toyota RAV4 was stolen from the drive thru just east of the intersection with Old Atlanta road and the Forsyth-Fulton County line.
Fingerprints lifted from the stolen vehicle were found on scene that reportedly linked Alford to the incident, said Deputy Epifanio Rodriguez, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office.
According to the agency and video surveillance footage released by the store, Alford is accused of walking up to the driver’s side door of the woman’s car after she had placed an order and forcing “her out of the vehicle by her hair.”
The 29-year-old woman told deputies she thought he was upset for almost hitting him but “realized he was trying to take the vehicle,” according to an incident report.
He apparently reached his arm through the open window and unlocked the door before forcing her out.
“To my knowledge there was no weapon” involved in the crime, Rodriguez has previously said.
The vehicle was recovered a short time later in the Riverwalk subdivision.
Deputies were apparently informed by residents in the neighborhood that Alford was picked up by a white female with an unknown clothing description in a blue BMW 325i and headed back toward Old Atlanta Road.
Alford had reportedly been running from Suwanee police, who attempted to initiate a traffic stop while he was behind the wheel of a stolen pickup truck.
He does not have any criminal history in Forsyth County.