Georgia Tech students tied up and robbed in apartment near campus

Two Georgia Tech students were tied up and robbed early Monday by two men who entered their northwest Atlanta apartment through a door left open because of a malfunctioning air conditioner.

The incident happened just before 3 a.m. at the Centennial Apartments on Lovejoy Street, a couple of blocks south of the Tech campus.

“The students stated that they had the door to their apartment open due to their air conditioning not working,” Atlanta police spokeswoman Kim Jones said in an email.

Jones said two men entered the apartment, one armed with a handgun.

“The subjects tied the two victims up with socks, took all of their electronic items, along with $120 in U.S. currency, and then fled the scene,” Jones said.

The students were not injured.

A campus alert posted by Georgia Tech police described one of the suspects as a 5-foot-7, 190-pound man between the ages of 20 and 30 years old. He had short hair and possibly a tattoo on his face, and was wearing a black shirt, gray jeans and silver necklaces.

The second suspect, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound man between the ages of 30 and 40 years old, was wearing a yellow collared shirt, a black undershirt, black pants and a black baseball cap, and was armed with a gray handgun with an orange barrel.

Anyone with information on the incident or suspects was asked to call Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477.