Armed robbery near Georgia State concerns students, police

The armed robbery of a woman near the Georgia State University campus has students and police concerned.

Though the victim was not a GSU student, the two men involved made off with her backpack and credit cards, Channel 2 Action News reported.

The incident happened on Decatur Street on Sunday night as the woman walked alone. GSU police say two men appeared, stuck a gun in her face and took her goods.

“I don't know what I would’ve done in that situation,” student Debbie Kalugey said. “It’s really unfortunate.”

“I don't stay over here past 5 o’clock,” Kalugey said. “Usually my class ends before 5, so after that I'm gone. So I'm on the bus and in my car.”

Police have released surveillance photos of the men they say were involved. They also suggest students never walk alone and use the GSU LiveSafe app.

“We give escorts on campus,” Chief Joseph Spillane said. “It's free.”

Student Caroline Donini admits she walks alone in the evening in the area, but she’ll think twice now.

“Probably not a good idea in this area,” she said.

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