Police are searching for four men accused of robbing a woman at gunpoint while she was pumping gas near Georgia Tech’s campus last week.
The woman was at the Shell gas station off 14th Street and Northside Drive just after 6:30 p.m. Wednesday when a maroon Kia Optima pulled up next to her vehicle, according to an Atlanta police incident report obtained by AJC.com.
She was suspicious of the vehicle and saw a man crawling near the driver’s side of her vehicle, the report said. He ended up opening her unlocked door and climbing into the driver’s seat to steal items in her car, which is commonly referred to as a “slider” crime.
She confronted the man, who then pointed a handgun at her.
The incident was captured on the gas station’s surveillance camera, and the footage was obtained by Channel 2 Action News.
The suspect stole a Louis Vuitton handbag containing a HP laptop as well as her wallet and car keys, the report said. The group’s Kia, which had a temporary tag, then drove away.
Surveillance footage from the Georgia Tech Police Department is also part of the investigation, but that video hasn’t been released. Officers were also able to lift fingerprints from the victim’s car, the report said.
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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