After closing the eatery and grabbing a quick bite at a nearby Waffle House, the man and woman parked their vehicle near their residence in the 200 block of 16th Street at approximately 3:30 a.m.
According to APD Sgt. Greg Lyon, the couple was making their way inside their abode when a black vehicle traveling westbound on 16th pulled up to them. They stated that two black males exited the vehicle and approached them, while another black male remained in the driver’s seat of the vehicle.
The couple stated the two males who exited the vehicle walked up to them, pulled out black pistols, and demanded their money. After taking approximately $600 and several items of value including an iPhone, iPad, credit cards, personal and business checks and house and car keys, the perpetrators fled in what was described as a four-door sedan.
With police on the scene a short time later, the woman was in the process of canceling her banking cards when her card provider informed her there had been two recent purchases made on the cards. The first purchase was made at a Texaco gas station and the second was made at a station listed as Bankhead Petrol.
The closest Texaco station to the incident is on 14th St.,
but a check of the station by APD revealed the video surveillance devices were
not focused on the pumps, and an employee could not recall seeing subjects who met the perpetrator's descriptions.
The couple described the three males as black, thin, and appearing to be in their early 20s. The two males who approached them were wearing black coats and were armed with black handguns according to the victims.