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Armed Men Steal $10K in Clothing, Cash Saturday in Midtown

Early afternoon robbery takes place at Raw Denim in the 12th & Midtown development along the Midtown Mile

Credit: Hunt Archbold
Credit: Hunt Archbold
According to Atlanta police, armed thieves made off with an estimated $10,000 worth of clothing and an undetermined amount of cash during an early Saturday afternoon robbery at Raw Denim in Midtown.

At approximately 1:15 p.m., three black men entered the 12th & Midtown boutique store while a fourth man reportedly stood outside as a lookout.

According to Sgt. Greg Lyon, the clerk told responding officers that while one of the men inside held her at gunpoint, the two others began to take jeans and t-shirts from the business and raided the register. 

The suspects, who all reportedly had their faces partially covered “with hoodies and shirts,” then fled on foot west on 12th St. towards W. Peachtree St. 

Several police units canvassed the area but were unable to locate the suspects. According to Lyon, witnesses in the area said the suspects possibly got into a grey four-door sedan and fled.

The store, which relocated from Buckhead last year, is situated adjacent to 77 12th’s residential lobby facing 12th St.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers. 

Any information can be submitted anonymously to the Crime Stoppers Atlanta tip line at 404-577-TIPS (8477), online www.crimestoppersatlanta.org or by texting CSA and the tip to CRIMES (274637).

Persons do not have to give their name or any identifying information to be eligible for the reward of up to $2,000.

Reality March 10, 2014 at 09:15 AM
Robbed on such a beautiful bright Saturday at prime time shopping and on the so called hot retail spot in Midtown. Where are the police? Why were they not on foot and or horse, bike in that area? Did selig not sell this area to all as being such a great thing for midtown? With all the new business seems like those property taxes could pay for some police. But wait, that means city council would have to actually mark the funds for police and our useless mayor would need to hire those police. What a joke
Atl Resident March 10, 2014 at 10:12 AM
Unfortunately people in Midtown need to be profiled. Nearly 100 percent of these crimes are committed by stereo typical people. And before anyone gets their feathers ruffled and try to use the race card get a life!!!
Reality March 10, 2014 at 10:43 AM
It would be helpful if Atlanta adopted strategies successfully used by NYPD, but of course that would mean police on the street and we don't have enough and it would mean we would need a chief as intelligent as NYC chief and of course we don't have that either!
Rebecca M March 10, 2014 at 10:48 AM
People actually want to buy/steal that stuff? Yikes.
Joir-dan Gumbs March 14, 2014 at 12:10 PM
Let's ignore the racial aspect of this crime. Where are the cameras? Where are the police? This is a broad daylight crime, and not a single officer nearby or a camera to capture plate information, suspects' faces, or the actual crime? This is what those Midtown Blue cameras are for. Seems like we need more of them around and more cops walking the beat at all hours. Now, as for race. Some people here would like to play the race card by using phrases such as seen by ATL Resident. Now I ask you: If a group of people walking into a store trying their darndest to cover their faces, wouldn't you think something suspicious is going on? Chances are, you would. Now, I can't force you to think of it from this perspective, and I certainly don't expect to change anyone through my words on the internet. But a discussion can not be had intelligently if people deride others for their opinions before they even have a chance to do so [in reference to a comment, and I quote "before anyone gets their feathers ruffled and try to use the race card get a life!!!"]. What is stereotypical people? If you want to say black people, go ahead and say it. Don't bring race into the question and not use the race. It shows weakness to not back up your perceptions and claims, and then force the reader to assume race for you, so you don't feel that you have done any wrong. I love this city, and I love midtown, and like you, I want this to be as safe a haven as it can be. I walk by that area every day. I probably fall under the category of "stereotypical people" that you were too scared to bluntly describe. Believe me when I say that, your fears are understandable, and we all need to look out for our best interests, and the interests of the community. But step back and realize that what we need is a comprehensive plan to stop these things from happening (or at least reduce them drastically). If that means more boots on the ground, more cameras, and other forms of protection and awareness, so be it.


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