The two men jumped into the van and drove to the Kroger parking lot at the Edgewood retail district, where they asked the victim for his bank card and pin number, according to the report. One of the men went to a nearby ATM and withdrew $1,800 while the other man stayed with the victim in the van, the report reveals.
Once the man returned to the van, the victim was told to wait two minutes before getting out, the report states. The victim did as told, then unbound himself and drove back to the Whitefoord Avenue home where police met him around 12:45 p.m., according to the report.
The victim told police that the suspects stole his bank cards, cellphones, power drill, nail gun, chainsaw and circular saw. Camera footage from the home captured the incident but was not released to the public.
A similar robbery was reported in June when a man told officers he was kidnapped at gunpoint and forced to withdraw thousands of dollars after someone crashed into his car in northwest Atlanta. In that case, the victim told officers he got out to inspect the damage when a man with a gun forced him back inside his vehicle and made him drive to several ATMs across the city.
It’s unclear if the two cases could be related.
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