Type to search

Decatur Police – Armed robbery on West College


Decatur Police – Armed robbery on West College

Photo by Dan Whisenhunt


Decatur Police Sgt. Jennifer Ross said there was an armed robbery of two pedestrians near West College Avenue and Greenwood Place at 1:30 am on May 18.

“The victims reported they were walking on West College Avenue when an unknown male walked off of Greenwood Place towards them.  As the male passed, he abruptly turned around and stated ‘What do you got?’ while pointing a handgun,” Ross said. “One of the victims handed over his wallet and the suspect proceeded to pat the victim down and demand a cell phone he felt in the victim’s pocket.  The suspect then asked what was in the second victim’s purse and she handed her purse over.  The suspect then ran back onto Greenwood Place to a waiting vehicle that fled south on Greenwood Place.  The victims were not injured.”

The suspect got away with a wallet, a purse and two cell phones, Ross said.

The suspect is described as a black man, in his late teens to early 20’s with close cut hair, 6’2 with a thin-medium build, wearing a black zip-up hoodie and dark pants, armed with a small silver semi-automatic handgun. The vehicle was described as a gold older-model boxy SUV, and looked like it could be a Jeep Cherokee.