HIGH CRIMES: Police Drone Snares Gunman

A baffled armed robbery suspect was seized by police when a drone tracked him down hiding in dense undergrowth.

The suspect – believed to have taken part in a violent heist – clearly thought he had given officers in Brookhaven, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, the slip.

But he was followed by a police drone shadowing his every move as he tried to get away on 24th May.

Brookhaven Police Department arrested Alton Johnson 27, and Shyquan Collins 30 who were wanted in a violent armed robbery on 24th of May 2022 in Brookhaven, Georgia. (Brookhaven, GA Police Department/Clipzilla)

Footage from the arrest shows the confused suspect eventually giving himself up as he emerges from a stand of trees.

To add insult to injury, police then point up to the drone in the sky that had pinned him down.

Earlier police had seized another heist suspect.

Brookhaven Police Department arrested Alton Johnson 27, and Shyquan Collins 30 who were wanted in a violent armed robbery on 24th of May 2022 in Brookhaven, Georgia. (Brookhaven, GA Police Department/Clipzilla)

The pair – named as Alton Johnson, 27, and 30-year-old Shyquan Collins – were wanted for a violent armed robbery in Charlotte, NC, earlier that day.

After the arrests officers learned that the suspects were accused of shooting the victim in the Charlotte armed robbery before fleeing to Georgia.

Alton Johnson was charged with possession of a firearm, obstruction, theft, armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and possession of a firearm.

Brookhaven Police Department arrested Alton Johnson 27, and Shyquan Collins 30 who were wanted in a violent armed robbery on 24th of May 2022 in Brookhaven, Georgia. (Brookhaven, GA Police Department/Clipzilla)

Shyquan Collins was charged with obstruction, giving a false name and date of birth and driving while his license was suspended.

The Brookhaven Police Department successfully launched the Drone First Responder (DFR) program with the goal of providing aerial support and real-time intelligence to first responders within seconds of being notified of an incident on the ground, in April 2021.

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