Two Georgia Tech students were robbed at gunpoint Wednesday night.
Photo: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Photo: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

2 Georgia Tech students robbed at gunpoint off campus

Two men robbed two Georgia Tech students at gunpoint shortly before midnight, taking their car, apartment keys and other personal items, police said.

An officer met the victims after responding to the 400 block of 16th Street, Atlanta police Officer Donald Hannah said in an emailed statement.

One victim said he was with his friend when the men, believed to be in their 20s, approached them, according to police.

A robber flashed a handgun and demanded money, police said. A victim raised his hands and turned over his book bag, Mac laptop and iPhone 5s as well as the apartment keys.

The other victim said he “kneeled down, raised up his hands and begged” the other robber not to shoot him, police said. The robber took his iPhone 6, book bag, Macbook pro laptop and wallet.

The robbers drove from the scene eastbound on 16th in the victims’ black sedan.

One man was wearing all black clothing and a hoodie, police said. The other man had on a gray hoodie and blue jeans.

Anyone with knowledge of the crime is asked to contact police.

Tipsters can remain anonymous, and be eligible for rewards of up to $2,000, by contacting Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, texting information to 274637 or visiting

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