From DPD Sgt. Jennifer Ross…
On 08/25/14 at approximately 1:33 am, Decatur Police responded to an armed robbery that occurred in the area of Sycamore Place and East Howard Avenue at approximately 1:15 am. The victim reported he was walking on Sycamore Place when he observed a vehicle coming up behind him very slowly. The victim was suspicious of the behavior and illuminated the light on his cell phone as a deterrent. Two suspects then exited the rear passenger doors of the vehicle and approached the victim. One suspect pointed a shiny black handgun that appeared to be fake and stated “Give me your phone and cash”. The second suspect stood to the side of the victim. The victim handed over his cell phone and as he was retrieving his money, both suspects ran back to the vehicle and fled the area without taking the money. A third suspect driving the vehicle was never seen. The victim described the suspects and vehicle as follows:
Vehicle: Older model, dark Jeep Cherokee with boxy body style.
Suspect #1: Black male, 16-20 years old, approximately 5’10”, slender build, dark complexion, clean shaven, wearing a dark ball cap and blue jeans.
Suspect #2: Black male, 16-20 years old, approximately 6’2”, slender build, medium complexion, short afro hairstyle, wearing jeans.