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Police release picture of suspect in robbery of young brothers, I-85 police chase

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Police are still searching for a man who robbed two young brothers and led officers on a two-county, 20-mile chase along Interstate 85.

Gwinnett County police have now identified the suspect as 22-year-old Derrick Jamal Rankins.

Investigators said Rankins entered a home on Suwanee Trail Drive in Buford just after 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

The suspect kept the victims, a 14-year-old boy and his 10-year-old brother, in the house for about half an hour as he robbed them.

Neighbors were disturbed by the news.

"This is the first time I heard of an invasion around this. I always feel safe around here," said Agnes Kasujja, who lives up the street from where the ordeal began.

Tony White, who lives nearby as well, said he was in disbelief when he heard someone robbed his neighbors in broad daylight.

"Scared, nervous, even though we got an alarm system, you got to start second guessing, start thinking," White said.

The suspect drove off in a white Buick Century.

Gwinnett County police began chasing on Interstate 85, near Beaver Ruin Road and stopped when Rankins crashed near the Peachtree Road and Lindbergh Drive exits in northeast Atlanta, about 20 miles away from the original scene.

Detectives said a handgun was found inside the car.

Police ask anyone who sees Rankins to consider him dangerous and call 911.

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