Gunman Confronts Couple on Drewry Street

The husband and wife were headed out on their morning walk.


The Morningside Lenox Park Neighborhood Association sent out a safety alert to residents Tuesday morning after a Virginia Highland couple was confronted at gunpoint around 6:30 a.m.

The couple was headed out on their morning walk in the 700 block of Drewry Street when the incident happened.

The following narrative is taken from the incident report shared in the Neighborhood Association's alert:

The victims told Atlanta police that three males approached the couple’s residence as the couple walked away. The husband told police he initially thought the group was following him and his wife, and the two decided to double back to their house, where their young daughters had remained by themselves.

The husband said he found one of the trio coming from the rear side of the home, and as he approached him, two other young men approached. One of the three demonstrated a black 9mm caliber handgun, and demanded the couple’s keys.

The husband threw the keys into the lawn. After picking up the keys, the perpetrator walked away in the direction of Ponce De Leon Place, followed by the other two suspects.

The couple’s daughters were inside the home during the incident. They reported that one of the men rang the doorbell constantly, but the girls did not open the door.

There were no injuries reported in this incident.

Chris H September 25, 2012 at 03:33 PM
Freakin scary. Thugs out all hours of the day and night looking to rob people.
John Wolfinger September 25, 2012 at 06:54 PM
Got this message from Major Keith Meadows, our Zone 6 Commander - "We have moved our overtime resources to address this issue in that area. Our officers were in the area and chased the suspects, unfortunately, they got away. We have been able to identify some spossible suspects from the area. The investigation is progressing. Hopefully I will have more to share with you soon."
Chris H September 25, 2012 at 07:32 PM
I'm sure the cops chased them right back to Boulevard.
Anna Varela September 25, 2012 at 07:47 PM
Thanks for sharing, John.
John Wolfinger September 26, 2012 at 09:15 AM
There was a well-presented story by Drewry Street Captain, Deborah Schwarz, and her neighbors on channel 5. http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/19639786/virginia-highland-residents-uniting-to-battle-crime Thanx to all who represented our neighborhood in a very positive light and let the rest of the metro area know that we have a plan in place to stay well-connected and informed.


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