Report of Armed Robbery in Oakhurst Park This Afternoon

UPDATE: Again, from the OMB…

On Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at 4:35 PM, the Decatur Police Department received a report of an armed robbery, which had just occurred. The victims were seated at the Oakhurst Park pavilion on Third Avenue when they were approached by a lone male. The male was dressed in a silver or bluish-gray “hoodie” jacket with his face partially concealed by the jacket. The male produced a handgun and demanded the victims’ money. The victims complied and neither was injured. The suspect fled the area on foot. At this time the suspect has not been apprehended. The suspect’s description is as follows:

African-American male
Medium to dark complexioned
5’8″ to 5’9″ in height
Slender build
“dreadlocks” hairstyle
Silver or bluish gray “hoodie” jacket

Anyone having information about this crime is encouraged to contact the Decatur Police Department at 404-373-6551 or the Decatur Police Department-Criminal Investigations Division tip line @ 678-553-6677.
Investigator J.S. Ross is the lead investigator for this incident.

Sherina Clough
Oakhurst Neighborhood Association


Left Wing points out this new message on the Oakhurst Message Board

There was an armed robbery at Oakhurst Park today 2.11.09 @ 4:30 pm. My wife was going up to Snap fitness when a young girl around 20 years old came running up to her car to tell her that someone came up to her with a gun. My wife called Decatur Police and 3 units arrived in less than 5 min. I will post more about this as I get more details from her.

Stay tuned.