A Oakhurst resident wrote into a local message board earlier this week to relay a very troubling story about how she and her husband were held up at gunpoint in front of One Step at a Time. According to her note, “People were on patios and Jazz had only been over for a while.”
Decatur Police’s Deputy Chief Keith Lee just confirmed the event to me and sent along this press release…
On Thursday April 14, 2011 at approximately 11:50 pm the Decatur Police Department officers responded to a report of an armed robbery near 630 East Lake Drive. The victims were walking towards their vehicle when they were approached by a male. The suspect brandished a handgun and robbed them. The victims dropped their belongings on the ground, where they were retrieved by the suspect. After retrieving the victims’ purse and wallet from the ground he fled the area on foot. Neither victim was injured during the robbery.
The suspect is described as: Gender – Male, Height – 6’1”, Weight – 180 lbs., African American, Late 20’s to Early 30’s, Slim
This incident is being actively investigated by the Decatur Police Department. Anyone having any information concerning this matter is encouraged to contact Investigator J. Vandiver @ 404 373-6551.