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Decatur Police – Cyclist robbed at gunpoint


Decatur Police – Cyclist robbed at gunpoint

Photo by Dan Whisenhunt


Decatur Police report that at 8 pm on Friday, March 28, police responded to a report of an armed robbery of a cyclist near the intersection of East Lake Drive and Oak View Road.

As the victim fled the scene crime on her bicycle, she struck a car, Ross said. The injuries were not life threatening, Decatur Police Sgt. Jennifer Ross said.

“The victim reported she was walking from a restaurant to her bicycle when she encountered two males sitting nearby. One of the males demanded money and the victim did not comply,” Ross said. “The suspect produced a handgun and again demanded money. The victim tossed her backpack to the suspects and they fled south on East Lake Drive. The victim fled north on East Lake Drive on her bicycle and collided with a vehicle. The victim sustained minor injuries from the collision.”

The first suspect is described as a black male, in his 20’s to early 30’s, approximately 6 feet tall with slim build, low haircut, a light brown complexion, with a round dark beauty mark on his right cheek and raspy voice, wearing a white t-shirt and dark jeans and armed with a large black semi-automatic handgun. The second suspect is described as a black male, wearing a dark t-shirt and dark jeans.

This story has been updated from its original version to clarify how the victim sustained her injuries.