Atlanta: Police seek public assistance on pedestrian robbery

Atlanta: Police seek public assistance on pedestrian robbery

On 02-04-2013, at 1:52, Officer P. White(1506) responded to a Pedestrian Robbery call on Juniper Street/ 8th Street. The victims(2), who wished to remain anonymous for fear of reprisal, were robbed at gunpoint. They had wallets, phones, and credit cards taken from them by 4 black males. The suspects fled the scene in a vehicle. Officer White tracked the suspects through the property that was taken from the victims. The suspects were stopped at Northside Drive and McDaniel Street. Multiple units responded to the location. The four suspects were located but two were among the customers of the Texaco food mart. One of the suspects intentionally came towards police and asked, “What is going on?” as he was armed with a stolen pistol. The suspect pulled the weapon and attempted to shoot one of the supervisors on scene. The gun did not fire because the round was defective. A brief struggle took place. All 4 suspects were identified and placed in custody. One stolen gun was recovered. The vehicle involved was a Ford Edge with a Florida tag; that vehicle was impounded. Credit cards and ID were recovered but wallets were missing. Two cell phones were recovered. The Gang Unit was notified of this incident. One round was fired by APD during the incident when the suspect was attempting to shoot one of the supervisor’s but no one was hit. There was no damage. All 4 suspects were transported to Fulton County Jail and charged with 2 counts of Armed Robbery each and other charges.

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