Four Georgia Tech students were robbed after a late-night doughnut run and forced to drive to an ATM for more cash.
The students, young men between the ages of 20 and 22, were approached by a man as they were exiting the Krispy Kreme on Ponce de Leon Avenue just before 10 p.m. Monday, according to Atlanta police.
They were first asked for a lighter, and when they could not produce one, the alleged robber asked for cash. According to a police report, one student handed over $5 but told the man that was all he had.
The man allegedly hopped inside the victims’ Porsche coupe and pulled out a pistol. While the gunman demanded the victims’ cellphones, another man approached the car.
All six crammed into the coupe, the victims told police, with two alleged robbers doubled up in the front passenger seat. They demanded the driver head to a Wells Fargo on Lee Street and cleared out the victims’ phones on the way there.
“The suspects made each victim get out of the car one-by-one and withdrew $200 each from the ATM,” police said in the report. “The victims advised one suspect stayed in the vehicle while the other walked each of them separately to the ATM.”
The men then instructed the victims to drop them off near Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the victims told police.
The group first reported the incident to Georgia Tech police, and Atlanta police were called to investigate as it occurred off campus.
The students described the suspects as a slim man wearing all black and a black hat with a New York logo and a heavy-set man wearing a gray jacket who covered his face. One of the men left a Samsung cellphone in the victim’s car, which was turned over to authorities, according to the report.
The suspects have not been identified by police.
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