Decatur Police – Pedestrians robbed at gunpointPhoto by Dan Whisenhunt
From Decatur Police Sgt. Jennifer Ross:
On 08/01/2014 at approximately 1:50 am, Decatur Police responded to the 300 block of East College Avenue in reference to an armed robbery and assault. The victims reported they were walking eastbound on the sidewalk and observed a light colored sedan traveling eastbound turn around and begin traveling westbound on East College Avenue. The same vehicle turned around again and began traveling eastbound on East College Avenue and pulled up next to them.
Two young males exited the vehicle, demanded one victim’s purse and physically assaulted the two victims by striking and kicking them. One suspect was armed with a handgun. The suspects took a purse from one victim and a wallet from the second victim and fled eastbound on East College Avenue in the sedan. One victim sustained a laceration to her head and bruises to her knees and was transported to an area hospital for evaluation. The second victim sustained a contusion to his right eye and bruises and cuts to his legs but refused medical treatment. The suspects were described as follows:
Suspect #1: Young black male wearing a gray hoodie with the hood covering his head and armed with a handgun
Suspect #2: Young black male