Armed robbery on East College Avenue

Posted by March 26, 2015


Police responded to an armed robbery on East College Avenue at Sams Crossing, near the Avondale Estates/Decatur border Wednesday night.

According to an email sent out by the city of Avondale Estates, officers said the victim reported two people held him up at gunpoint and took his wallet around 10:40 p.m. He was on his way to the MARTA Station.

The perpetrators were described as wearing black clothing and black ski masks. However, the report said a gun was never seen, so the victim couldn’t identify it.

The victim wasn’t hurt, and the suspects got away on foot.

Anyone with information is asked to call Avondale Estates’ Investigator Gillis at 404-391-4526.

Here’s the email summary:

Yesterday, Wednesday, March 25, 2015, around 10:40 p.m., officers responded to a robbery of a pedestrian on East College Avenue at Sams Crossing. The victim reported that two perpetrators held him at gunpoint as he made his way to the MARTA Station and took his wallet. The suspects were reported to have been wearing black clothing and black ski masks, but the gun was not seen and could not be described. The victim was not injured during the incident and the suspects immediately fled on foot afterward. If anyone has any information regarding this or any other crime, please call Investigator Gillis at 404-391-4526.


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