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Man Charged in Dunwoody Car Theft Also Suspect in Sandy Springs Carjacking

Dunwoody Police are asking the public to help find two suspects tied to Sunday's armed robbery of a woman.

Marquez Hodge, 21, of Atlanta is charged by the Dunwoody Police Department with armed robbery and theft by taking a motor vehicle. Credit: Dunwoody police
Marquez Hodge, 21, of Atlanta is charged by the Dunwoody Police Department with armed robbery and theft by taking a motor vehicle. Credit: Dunwoody police

Dunwoody Police have arrested an Atlanta man for allegedly stealing a woman’s car at gunpoint Sunday, and authorities believe he is also responsible for a carjacking in Sandy Springs.

Sunday night a woman was robbed at 4430 Tilly Mill Road (Chateau at Dunwoody) when three young black men approached the single female victim, stuck a gun to her back, and demanded her belongings. The woman handed over her purse.

The suspects then took the victim’s car keys from her purse and stole her vehicle, police said. Just before the Dunwoody armed robbery, the Sandy Springs Police Department responded to a carjacking with a similar description of the suspects. 

On Monday, Dunwoody detectives tracked one of the suspects to Greenbriar Mall in Atlanta. The suspect was taken into custody with help from the Atlanta Police Department. The victim’s stolen vehicle and property from both the Sandy Springs and Dunwoody victims, as well as two handguns, were recovered at the scene. 

The suspect, Marquez Hodge, 21, of Atlanta is charged by the Dunwoody Police Department with armed robbery and theft by taking a motor vehicle. He faces additional charges in both Sandy Springs and Atlanta. He is being held in the Fulton County Jail.

Investigators are still trying to identify the remaining suspects. Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Detective Lauda at 678-382-6914 orbrian.lauda@dunwoodyga.gov. 

Anonymous tips can be submitted online at  http://www.dunwoodypolice.com or http://www.crimestoppersatlanta.org, or text via TIPSOFT program, http://www.crimereports.com. All of these methods are confidential, encrypted, and completely anonymous.

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