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Ga Tech Police: Suspects sought in on-campus armed robberies

Silver sedan used as the getaway vehicle in both early Tuesday morning incidents.

The Georgia Tech Police Department is investigating a pair of armed robberies that occurred minutes apart on campus early Tuesday morning.

According to the GTPD, at approximately 1:30 a.m., a male student reported that as he was walking south on Brittain Drive towards Bobby Dodd Way, he noticed a man walking closely behind him.

The suspect approached the victim, displayed a handgun, and demanded the victim's belongings. The suspect was last seen entering the back of a silver four door sedan headed west on Bobby Dodd Way.

At around the same time, a female student reported that as she was walking east on Bobby Dodd Way towards Fowler Street, she observed a silver sedan driving towards her. A male exited the rear of the vehicle, displayed a silver handgun and demanded her property. The vehicle was last seen headed north on Techwood Drive.

There were no injuries reported in either incident. A black male was described as the suspect in both crimes.

Report any information regarding this and other criminal incidents to the Georgia Tech Police Department by calling 404-894-2500 or by emailing crimetips@police.gatech.edu.

jeff January 15, 2013 at 08:20 PM
Another example of the Pretend Gun Free Zone failing. Ridding the nation of Victim Enrichment Zones would go a long way towards reducing crime.
JM Hurricane January 15, 2013 at 10:52 PM
WOW, I posted three separate comments today. Getting OUT OF CONTROL in Atlanta! All black males with handguns. No assault weapons, no extended clips so a new odumbo law would be useless. Where's John Lewis, Kasim Reed, Jesse Charlatan, Al Bull-Crapton now. I forgot, it's blacks terrorizing whites that's ok. 50 years after MLK, boy is he rolling over in his grave. Well, he had a dream and it's now a nightmare. 50 years of government programs, housing projects, food stamps. Time to gate up private communities, hire private security and send the kids to private school.
Brandee T January 17, 2013 at 04:50 PM
I find it interesting that people come onto these blogs, websites, etc. and feel the need to drop these nuggets of racially insensitive wisdom while hiding behind the safety of an online pseudonym. Clearly everyone is entitled to an opinion and to share how they are feeling. But please explain to me how constantly stating that it is black males committing these crimes in every case in Atlanta is driving the conversation forward? I could go on for days about how these types of statements are rarely supported by actual facts, historical trend data and non-misinterpreted statistics, but I won't because I'm not going to waste my time trying to convince someone of something they truly believe (whether or not it's supported by facts). The real question I have is what solutions, policy recommendations, changes, innovations, etc... are you recommending to actually IMPROVE the situation at hand aside from pointing the finger at black males? Do you suggest that we lock all black males away (wait, pretty sure we're doing that already) or that we revert back to the good ole days of Jim Crow south when blacks and whites were separated? Sarcasm aside, I really would like to know how these types of comments help. If any thing they seem to create further divides (racial and other wise), offend and anger others, and stagnate what could be productive dialogue and conversation.
Ikeahacker January 19, 2013 at 05:08 PM
Frankly people are just tired of the crime, drugs and constant harassment. Which unfortunately seem to fall disproportionately on the black male side. Why is there such a tolerance of this amongst the black leadership of Atlanta. There should be protests, sit ins, phone trees. We should be outraged! Sadly we fall behind, well that's just racist if you say that. No its true. It is a revolving door of Fulton County criminals coming back on the streets to commit crimes over and over again. ..and if you attend the cases they are mostly black males. The black leadership needs to address the black problem.
Dookie Doo January 19, 2013 at 05:22 PM
Back in the Jim Crow days, crime wasn't half as bad as it is today. Maybe they were on to something back then. Maybe if we never changed to the way we are, we wouldn't have issues with murders and robberies. I say bring back segregation and the racists white cops. Quality of life would improve over night.
Ikeahacker January 19, 2013 at 05:33 PM
Actually I think it's quite the opposite. The black leadership is okay with black on black crime. Pockets of poverty down boulevard, five points station that spill out onto adjoining neighborhoods. They continue to ignore the problem while the population suffers in silence, powerless unable to do anything except call 911 and arm themselves. Its a shame.

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