Police said this person was seen on surveillance video carrying the victim’s phone and throwing it away.
Photo: Decatur Police Department
Photo: Decatur Police Department

Man robbed at gunpoint in Decatur while walking home from work

A man was robbed at gunpoint while walking home from work in Decatur on Wednesday, authorities said. 

The victim, wearing headphones and listening to music, was walking in the 400 block of Ansley Street around 10:30 p.m. when he was approached by three people described as mid-to-late teenagers, Decatur police said in a Nextdoor post. 

He told police two of the men pointed guns at him, while the other demanded he empty his pockets and hand over his phone. The victim complied, ran from the area, returned home and called 911.

All three of the suspects were approximately 5 feet, 9 inches tall and 150 pounds, authorities said. One was wearing a red hoodie and possibly a mask. The other, who was described as having twists in his hair and wearing a blue shirt, was seen on surveillance video carrying the victim’s phone and throwing it away.  

Officers were unable to identify the clothing of the third man. 

Police used an app connected with the victim’s phone to locate it at Decatur High School, where officers discovered a replica firearm on the ground. The victim’s phone was later found in the same area. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact CrimeStoppers at 404-577-8477 or online at www.StopCrimeATL.com. Tips can be sent anonymously, and information that leads to an arrest and indictment can earn tipsters up to $2,000.

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