Carjacker, kidnapper arrested

Multiple jurisdictions involved

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NORTH FULTON, Ga. - Alpharetta, Sandy Springs, Duluth and Forsyth Sheriff officers worked together to arrest a man for the offenses of carjacking/kidnapping and an armed robbery just within Alpharetta.

The Alpharetta crime took place last week. Edward Kim, 31, is accused of carjacking a Kia Soul Aug.17 in the parking lot of North Point Mall. The armed robbery offense took place earlier that day at a business on Windward Parkway.

Alpharetta police learned through the sharing of intelligence with other law enforcement agencies, the suspect was involved in other violent crimes in Forsyth County and in the City of Duluth.

"We put out a lookout for him being in a stolen car and Forsyth was already looking for him," said George Gordon, spokesman for the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety.

The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office fugitive squad went into Sandy Springs looking for the suspect. Based upon the lookout information and vehicle description from Alpharetta Detectives, Kim was located and taken into custody in a joint effort with the Sandy Springs police department.

Kim was still operating the stolen Kia Soul taken in the Alpharetta carjacking incident. At the time of the arrest, authorities located the victim’s wallet and seized a loaded .38 revolver.

Kim allegedly confessed to carjacking incident in Alpharetta.

Kim has been charged by Alpharetta Police with:

High jacking of a motor vehicle- felony

Kidnapping- felony

Armed robbery (2 counts) - felony

Cruelty to children (carjacking victim was a juvenile 16 years old)

Possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime-felony

Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon- felony

Aggravated assault- felony

Terroristic threats

Charges will be added from Forsyth and Duluth in the coming days.