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Robbery Victim Reportedly Shot at in Midtown

Four male suspects believed to be involved in pair of overnight armed crimes in Midtown.

Atlanta police say a group of armed men robbed victims, shooting at one, during a pair of early Wednesday morning incidents in Midtown. Credit: Hunt Archbold
Atlanta police say a group of armed men robbed victims, shooting at one, during a pair of early Wednesday morning incidents in Midtown. Credit: Hunt Archbold

Atlanta police say a group of armed men robbed victims, shooting at one, during a pair of early Wednesday morning incidents in Midtown.

According to Officer Kim Jones, the first incident occurred around 2:40 a.m. near the intersection of 7th and West Peachtree streets. A male victim said he was in his vehicle preparing to leave the area when a white sedan pulled up and prevented him from leaving.

The man said three black males emerged from the vehicle, with one producing a handgun and attempting to open the victim’s driver’s side door, which was locked. After the suspect demanded the victim to open the door and he hesitated, the armed male attempted to fire the weapon but it jammed.

At this point according to Jones, the driver of the sedan got out of the vehicle and helped the armed man clear the jam. He then fired one round through the driver’s side window, which struck the steering wheel, ricocheted and hit the shifter, and finally came to rest in the door of the vehicle.

The victim stated that he then threw his chain and $220 out of the window, which the suspects collected and then departed in their vehicle. A man who lived on 7th Street later told police he had heard the commotion and gunshot.

A short time later, what is believed to be the same white sedan pulled up next to a man and woman who were near their vehicle in the 800 block of Spring Street. Again, three black males exited the car with one pointing a handgun and demanding the man and woman’s belongings.

They suspect’s took the woman’s purse, and then sped off with the man and woman giving chase in the man’s car. The chase ended near the intersection of Pryor Road and Dodd Street and there responding officer’s located the white sedan in question with all four doors open.

There were no arrests made and the investigation continues.

clancey March 26, 2014 at 04:20 PM
"near" 7th and West Peachtree would be probably the Daiquiri Bar at 2:40 AM
A March 26, 2014 at 10:18 PM
I believe I was almost mugged about 2 weeks ago near Spring and 6th. I reported to police right after it occurred. The challenge being so close to the freeway is these people can commit crimes and then easily get away. I have noticed more police circling the block lately, but not sure this will reduce it. I hate not feeling safe walking to the gym!
Alan March 27, 2014 at 10:08 AM
Well then A, arm yourself...these arent people btw...call em what they are... worthless POS THUGZ!!!
Atl Resident March 27, 2014 at 11:02 AM
It is only a matter of time before these Thugs approach the wrong person in Midtown and get Capped! In Miami the Cuban cops are not afraid of beating the hell out of these people. Cubans are not afraid to be called racist like the cops in Atlanta are because they are definitely not racist and they do not see color, but will do whatever it takes to clean up crime. Most people in Miami that commit crimes get their butts kicked and are severely beaten instead of jail and it works. Less over crowding of jails.
OnceWasAnnie March 27, 2014 at 12:25 PM
Move to Seattle if you want to see police beat the shit out of people! Seriously, the Seattle PD is not known for their friendly public relations and if you're a thug, you're going to get your ass handed to you on a platter. Unfortunately, many, many people in the Seattle area are wimpy and believe that if we all sit around the campfire and sing "Kumbaya", all the world's problems will disappear and there will be peace and brotherhood throughout the land. Meaning, they think citizens shouldn't own handguns or use those handguns to protect themselves, family, property, etc. However, I am still going to move back there because I am really tired of all the thuggery down here in the South and all the reverse racism. I've actually had some black folks tell me that ALL white people are racists and that ONLY the white race is racist. Riiiiight.

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