Marietta SWAT team called to site of alleged robbery

Marietta police carMarietta Police Car (photo by Larry Felton Johnson)

According to a public information release from Officer Chuck McPhilamy of the Marietta Police Department the Marietta SWAT team was called to an apartment building yesterday in a complex where an alleged armed robbery occurred earlier.

Possible suspects in the alleged robbery have been identified, but were not at the building when the SWAT team arrived.

The public information release describes the incident as follows:

On Wednesday afternoon, August 19, 2020 Marietta Officers were dispatched to a report of a robbery that had just occurred at 730 Franklin Gateway.  The victim informed the responding officers that he was there to visit a friend and had been forcibly robbed of his wallet, cash and vehicle keys outside apartment building H.  He provided a description of three suspects; one black female and two black males all in their late teens.  Marietta Detectives were brought in to assist with the investigation.  Witness statements gathered indicated the suspects had been seen entering an apartment in building H shortly after the robbery occurred.


A search warrant was obtained and based on the witness statements, the Marietta Police Department Specialized Weapons and Tactics (S.W.A.T.) team was called in to assist with the safe entry of the apartment.  The S.W.A.T. team attempted to contact the suspects inside the apartment and proceeded carefully and methodically in order to ensure everyone’s safety.  Approximately two hours later, the S.W.A.T. team had entered the apartment and determined the suspects had already left the area.  The investigation is ongoing and although not yet confirmed, persons of interest have been identified.  No other details of this active investigation can be released at this time.