Three college students, two from Georgia Tech and one from Georgia State, were robbed at gunpoint Monday night while they walked to their off-campus residence, police said.
No injuries were reported in the incident, which happened about 11 p.m., Atlanta and Georgia Tech police said in separate statements.
The victims were walking near Mecaslin Street and Ethel Street in northwest Atlanta when they saw a dark-colored car driving slowly toward them, Atlanta police spokeswoman Lisa Bender said in an emailed statement.
“The vehicle stopped and a male jumped out and pointed a gun at them and demanded their belongings,” Bender said. “Two victims gave the suspect their belongings and a third victim took off running.”
The man then got back into the car and left the scene, police said. One of the victims, a woman, scraped her knee in a fall when she ran.
The investigation, which is being handled by Atlanta police, is ongoing.
According to Georgia Tech police, one of the men was wearing a maroon shirt and light-colored pants. There was no description of the other man.
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