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- This is the second robbery targeting Georgia Tech students in the last week.
- The university assured the public in a statement that safety is a priority.
- Two men robbed two students at gunpoint Wednesday on 16th Street.
Atlanta police are searching for two masked gunmen who robbed Georgia Tech students just blocks from the Midtown campus.
The incident happened just before 8:45 p.m. Sunday in the 1000 block of Atlantic Drive, Atlanta police Officer Donald Hannah said.
Five victims, all in their 20s, were walking on 11th Street and and Atlantic Drive when two men came behind them with handguns and told them to give up their stuff, police said.
No one was injured, but the robbers got away with wallets, cash, credit cards, IDs and cellphones before driving off in a black Infiniti sedan, police said.
This is the second robbery involving Georgia Tech students in the last week.
Two men robbed two Georgia Tech students at gunpoint Wednesday night in the 400 block of 16th Street.
The men took a car, apartment keys and other personal items from the students, Hannah said at the time.
In response to the recent robberies, Georgia Tech released a statement about school safety.
"With more than 90 sworn officers in the Georgia Tech Police Department, Georgia Tech makes the safety of its students, faculty, and staff a top priority,” the school said.
Although Georgia Tech student Sarah Bush wasn’t a victim of either robbery, she told Channel 2 she has had trouble sleeping.
“Why do I have to think about getting robbed?” she asked. “All of my roommates just got home shortly after (the latest robbery) happened, which is kind of a jarring feeling.”
Anyone with information about the robberies is asked to call police at 404-614-6544.
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