Dunwoody police are searching for this man, who is accused of robbing a Dunwoody High student and his friend at gunpoint.
Photo: Dunwoody Police Department
Photo: Dunwoody Police Department

Man wanted after phone stolen from Dunwoody High student at gunpoint found in Union City

Dunwoody police are searching for a man and his accomplice after a high school student and his friend were robbed at gunpoint.

Dunwoody High School junior Sheriff Mbowe told Channel 2 Action News how he and his friend were sitting in a car at the Dunwoody Glen Apartment Homes off Peachtree Industrial Boulevard when two men pointed a gun in their faces.

“I thought he was gonna shoot me,” Mbowe said. “I was scared, so I gave him everything.”

Sheriff Mbowe (Photo: Channel 2 Action News)

The men stole his watch, some cash and both of their cellphones Dec. 27, but one phone didn’t stay lost for long.

“We tracked the phone to a Walmart in metro Atlanta,” Dunwoody police Sgt. Robert Parsons told Channel 2. “We were able to pull surveillance footage and get those photos we released.”

The Walmart he’s referring to is in Union City, which is how police recovered one of the stolen phones and got pictures of the man believed to be the armed robber.

Police think the man and his accomplice drove away in a beige sedan, which they also released a photo of from the surveillance footage.

A photo of the vehicle that drove away from the Union City Walmart. (Photo: Dunwoody Police Department)

Parsons told Channel 2 that Mbowe and his friend did exactly what they should have done when approached by an armed robber.

“Anytime you're approached by someone with a weapon and they're telling you to do something, you always should do it,” Parsons said. “Better to lose your cellphone than get killed.”

The suspects are considered armed and dangerous. 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 in this investigation can earn tipsters up to $2,000.

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