Tech police release photos in effort to identify armed robbery suspects
Investigation continues to resolve a pair of on-campus incidents that occurred last week.
The Georgia Tech Police Department (GTPD) has issued a warrant for the arrest of a suspect involved in last week’s Love Building robbery and released photos to help identify suspects connected with a separate armed robbery that also occurred on campus near Harrison Residence Hall.
On Dec. 5, Corey Johnson entered two unsecured offices in the Love Building, where he is suspected of stealing three laptops. When confronted, Johnson struck a faculty member and ran out of the building, leaving the laptops behind. GTPD is seeking assistance in determining the whereabouts of Johnson.
GTPD is also requesting assistance to help identify five men in connection with the armed robbery of a student who was working as an on-duty Housing peer leader. On Dec. 5, three suspects were captured on surveillance video at the BP gas station near North Avenue and Spring Street during the time the student was robbed on the Tech campus. The suspects were seen in a newer model, red Ford Mustang with chrome wheels and a light-colored older model Toyota Camry.
The student reported that after approaching three suspicious males outside of Harrison Residence Hall, one of the suspects brandished a weapon. Although the student was not injured, his belongings were stolen.
Later that evening, two of the suspects were captured on surveillance video at a gas station located at the corner of Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard and Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive attempting to use the victim's stolen credit card.
Two of the suspects are described as black males in their late teens to early twenties. The first suspect was wearing a white long-sleeve shirt under a black short-sleeve shirt, dark jeans and dark shoes. The second suspect was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans and brown shoes. The driver of the Mustang is described as a black male in his twenties wearing a gray jacket, red shirt and jeans.
The surveillance video shows the first two suspects inside the Shell station speaking with two males who may know the identity of the robbers.
Anyone who knows the identity or location of these suspects is asked to call Atlanta Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward.
- The Georgia Tech Police Department contributed to this story