Office of the DeKalb County District Attorney

Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit

Sherry Boston, District Attorney


Thursday, July 27, 2023

State vs. Abdurrahim Jalal

Decatur, Ga.
- A Decatur man has been indicted for allegedly blowing up an ATM and stealing the cash inside. 

Abdurrahim Jalal, 53, was indicted Wednesday by a DeKalb County Grand Jury on charges of Use of a Destructive Device with Intent to Destroy a Structure, Arson in the Second Degree, Theft by Taking and Manufacturing a Destructive Device.   

The charges stem from an incident at the Bank of America near North DeKalb Mall on March 29, 2023. 

According to the preliminary investigation, Defendant Jalal used a pipe bomb to access an ATM at the bank and take a large amount of cash.  Investigators executed a search warrant at Jalal’s home and discovered multiple pipe bombs as well as bomb making materials. 

The case will be assigned to a Superior Court Judge and set down for arraignment.  Once Jalal has been arraigned, then a trial date may be set.