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SCAD students tied up, robbed in Midtown dorm room

Early Wednesday morning incident does not result in injuries as police are seeking two male suspects

Two men allegedly broke into a Savannah College of Art and Design dorm room in Midtown early Wednesday morning and bound and robbed a pair of male students.

Atlanta Police are seeking two black males in connection with the incident that reportedly occurred around 6 a.m. at the Spring House, an on-campus housing facility in the 1400 block of Spring Street.

According to APD Officer John Chafee, one suspect knocked on a door and when the occupant slightly opened the door, the suspect forced his way inside. “Once inside, the male put one of the victims in a choke hold and tied his hands and wrists,’’ said Chafee.

The suspect then began stealing electronics, clothing and other items from the unit. The second suspect soon entered the room and when the second victim awoke during the incident, and was also tied up.

The victims were not physically injured and were able to untie themselves and call police after the suspects left.

The first suspect is described as a black male, about 6-foot-2, weighing 180 to 200 pounds. He was in his late 20s or early 30s and was wearing a blue zip-up hoodie and blue jeans.

Suspect No. 2 is described as a black male, about 5-foot-11 to 6 feet tall, weighing about 240 pounds with a muscular build, a beard and bald head or short haircut. He is possibly in his 30s and was wearing a black shirt.

Lookouts for the suspects were given over radio and police investigators are attempting to determine how the suspects entered the housing facility.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that SCAD officials released a statement that read in part, “The safety and security of SCAD students, faculty and staff is of paramount importance to the university. SCAD employs a variety of vigorous security measures, including 24-hour on-site security guards and mandatory ID checks.”

Marc Acampora September 20, 2012 at 12:57 AM
Young black males committing crime in Midtown, a first.
JM Hurricane September 20, 2012 at 01:52 AM
This is getting out of control. The only logical next step is a conceal and carry permit, unfortunately.
John Sarine September 20, 2012 at 10:54 AM
The Mayans were right
N September 20, 2012 at 02:22 PM
Arm yourselves and shoot the Thugz!!!
Michael September 20, 2012 at 03:38 PM
Here's what can happen when you decide to shoot back. Is it worth your life? http://www.ajc.com/news/news/crime-law/police-man-68-dies-after-exchanging-gunfire-with-b/nSBcc/
jeff September 20, 2012 at 09:29 PM
Micheal my life is worth fighting for, I'm sorry for you that you have decided to just let them rob, rape, and murder you without a fight. Do you think that once you give them what they want they won't shoot you? A Tech student did that a couple of years ago and still got shot in the chest, luckily he lived.
Urbanist September 24, 2012 at 06:35 PM
It would be nice if Atlantans would stop hee-hawing over how "they just need themselves the right to carry a daggum gun wherever they wanna" and start thinking of actual ways to fix the problem. Crime is terrible in this city, and things like this are evident. It shouldn't be a concern to walk through the most densely populated neighborhood in the city at night, but it is. There is too much dead space in the city that attracts and fosters bad behavior. The city is too car centric, so there is very little foot traffic on the streets, which leaves those who are out on the street vulnerable to crime, etc.

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