Video: Tattoos mark suspect in SCAD robbery

Video: Tattoos mark suspect in SCAD robbery

A suspect in the robbery earlier this month of two Savannah College of Art and Design students has incriminating tattoos on his head, according to surveillance video released by Atlanta police on Wednesday.

The alleged bandit has a tattoo of the Falcons logo between his eyes, and a PacMan symbol tattooed to his neck, Channel 2 Action News reported.

Police also disclosed that the assailant, one of two attackers who overpowered, tied up and robbed the SCAD students, got past security by posing as students themselves at the Spring House, an on-campus housing facility in the 1400 block of Spring Street NW in Midtown.

“The two suspects were there in the building prior to the incident,” Atlanta police Lt. Jeff Cantin told Channel 2. The intruders, Cantin said, “asked our two students for assistance, and then they got up to their room.”

One of the men struck up a conversation with the student and asked for a sweat shirt, Cantin said. Hours later, about 6 a.m. Sept. 19, he returned to the student’s dormitory room with another man, and they robbed the student and his roommate.

The attackers took electronics, clothing and other items from the room. After the pair left, their victims freed themselves and called police. The students were not injured.

One suspect — with the incriminating tattoos — was described as a black male, about 5 feet 11 inches to 6 feet tall, weighing about 240 pounds and with a muscular build. He was possibly in his 30s and had a beard and a bald head or short haircut, and was wearing a black shirt, police said.

Police described the other suspect as a black male, about 6 feet 2 inches tall, weighing 180 to 200 pounds and in his late 20s or early 30s. He was wearing a blue zip-up hoodie and blue jeans.

Police said that since the robbery, SCAD has changed its security procedures.

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