Decatur Police Alert: Armed Robbery Reported on West College Ave OvernightDecatur Metro | | 8:13 am
From DPD’s Sgt. Jennifer Ross…
On 5-18-14 at approximately 1:30 am, Decatur Police responded to an armed robbery of two pedestrians in the area of West College Avenue and Greenwood Place.
The victims reported they were walking on West College Avenue when an unknown male walked off of Greenwood Place towards them. As the male passed, he abruptly turned around and stated “What do you got?” while pointing a handgun. One of the victims handed over his wallet and the suspect proceeded to pat the victim down and demand a cell phone he felt in the victim’s pocket. The suspect then asked what was in the second victim’s purse and she handed her purse over. The suspect then ran back onto Greenwood Place to a waiting vehicle that fled south on Greenwood Place.
The victims were not injured. A wallet, purse and two cell phones were taken. The suspect was described as a black male, late teens to early 20’s, close cut hair, approximately 6’2, thin-medium build, wearing a black zip-up hoodie and dark pants, armed with a small silver semi-automatic handgun. The suspect vehicle was described as a gold older-model boxy SUV, possibly a Jeep Cherokee.