A Georgia Tech student was robbed Thursday morning after two men on electric scooters made him withdraw cash from a Midtown ATM.
The victim told police the men, who appeared to be between 15 and 20 years old, said they had a gun but never produced one. Georgia Tech reported the robbery in a campuswide safety alert.
According to Tech police, the student was approached at the corner of North Avenue and Techwood Drive around 5:30 a.m. The duo allegedly took the victim’s cellphone and marched him to a BP station at the corner of North Avenue and Spring Street, where he was forced to withdraw the cash.
Police have released surveillance photos of the suspects from the BP in an effort to identify them.
Students are encouraged to walk in groups and stick to well-lit areas, Georgia Tech officials said in the alert. Any suspicious activity should be reported immediately to campus police. The institute also offers overnight campus transportation or safety escorts through its police department.
Anyone with information on the Thursday incident is asked to call Georgia Tech police at 404-894-2500. Tips can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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