Another Georgia Tech student robbed at gunpoint

Feb 05, 2018
Atlanta police are investigating after another Georgia Tech student was robbed near the Midtown campus.

Another Georgia Tech student was robbed near the Midtown campus over the weekend, police said. 

Officers responded to the 1100 block of Snyder Street about 11:50 p.m. Sunday after getting a call about a robbery in the area, Atlanta police Officer Donald Hannah said.

When they arrived, the victim told police he was visiting friends when two men in black hoodies got out of a gray sedan and robbed him.

One of the men had a gray handgun and wore a mask covering half his face, police said. Another man was driving the sedan, and he didn’t get out of the car, according to the student.

He told authorities the armed man pointed his gun at him and said, “Give me your bag.”

He complied, and the two men searched his pockets, which were empty, Hannah said.

The robbers got back in the car and headed west onto 14th Street, police said.

They got away with a black Predator laptop and a black Huawei P8 Lite cellphone, Hannah said.

Both men were described as about 6 feet tall, according to police. 

There have been multiple robberies in recent weeks involving Tech students. 

On Jan. 24, two men robbed two students at gunpoint, taking their car, apartment keys and other personal items as they walked along the 400 block of 16th Street, police said.

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Days later, five Tech students, all in their 20s, were walking on 11th Street and and Atlantic Drive when two men came behind them with handguns and told them to give up their stuff, police said. 

The incident happened just before 8:45 p.m. Sunday in the 1000 block of Atlantic Drive, Atlanta police Officer Donald Hannah said.

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No arrests have been made in connection with any of the robberies. And it is unclear if the crimes are connected.

“Our investigators are working diligently to gather additional information and are currently exploring all options to determine if this incident is connected to any other robberies in the area,” Hannah said.

Anyone with information about them is asked to call police at 404-614-6544.

Also, tipsters can remain anonymous, and be eligible for rewards of up to $2,000, by contacting Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, texting information to 274637 or visiting crimestoppersatlanta.org.

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