Armed Robbers Hit Twice Near Georgia Tech
Robberies Were Just Blocks Apart
ATLANTA -- Police are investigating two armed robberies that took place near the Georgia Tech campus late Sunday night.
The robberies came just three days after a woman was stabbed multiple times in an attack near the Tech campus.
In the first incident Sunday night, a man told police that just after 11 p.m. he was walking on Ethel Street between Snyder Street and Hirsch Street when a man with a gun jumped out from behind a bush.
The gunman robbed the victim, then hit him in the head.
The victim described the gunman as a tall, black male wearing a black nylon do-rag on his head.
The victim told police the robber escaped in a dark-colored luxury vehicle, possibly a BMW or Mercedes, heading south toward 10th Street. Two other men were in the car, according to the victim.
A few minutes later, officers responded to a second robbery at Hirsch Street and Calhoun Street in the same neighborhood.
In that case, two victims said they were walking on Hirsch Street when they were approached by two men asking for cigarettes. When the victim said they didn't have any cigarettes, the robbers pulled a gun and demanded cash.
The victims said one of the robbers was a tall, black male wearing a black nylon do-rag.
The victims told police the robbers drove toward 10th Street in a black or blue Acura or Mitsubishi.
Anyone with information about the robberies should call Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404.577.8477.
In the attack on Thursday, an assailant stabbed a woman six times as she left the Firehouse Subs restaurant on 10th Street.