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South Forsyth carjacking suspect turns self into police
Wayne Alford. - photo by For the Forsyth County News

SOUTH FORSYTH -- he suspect named in a carjacking earlier this month turned himself in to Forsyth County authorities Wednesday night, during the same week Atlanta Crime Stoppers offered a $2,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.

Wayne Christopher Alford, 19, of Atlanta, was wanted for robbery by force/robbery by intimidation in connection with a vehicle that was stolen on July 8 from the Dunkin Donuts drive thru at 7810 McGinnis Ferry Road, according to Deputy Epifanio Rodriguez, a spokesman for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.

He reportedly drove off in a woman’s Toyota RAV4 after she placed an order at the store 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, Rodriguez said.

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.