NEW: Sketch shows man who held up Atlanta councilman, candidate

Police released this sketch of the man they are seeking in connection with the robbery of an Atlanta councilman and council candidate.
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Police released this sketch of the man they are seeking in connection with the robbery of an Atlanta councilman and council candidate.

Police on Thursday released a sketch of the man they are seeking in connection with the armed robbery and carjacking of an Atlanta city councilman and a council candidate.

Councilman C.T. Martin and candidate Andrea Boone were robbed about 9:45 p.m. Sept. 30 as they left Boone’s campaign headquarters on Lynhurst Drive, police said.

A man approached them and demanded money as well as their car keys, police spokesman Carlos Campos told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution at the time.

The man is described as 6-foot-1 and between 19 to 22 years old. He was reportedly wearing a light gray hoodie at the time of the armed robbery and carjacking, authorities said.

Boone said she went to her campaign headquarters to pick up placards. Martin accompanied her, but waited in a car.

As Boone was leaving the building, the man came from behind a door and pointed a silver pistol with a red laser at her, according to new information police released Thursday. Martin was standing outside the car.

Boone said the man demanded the keys to the car. She offered to give the man money, which he initially refused, police said.

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The gunman then forced Boone and Martin to the rear of the building and took her purse, which contained money, credit cards and the keys to the car, according to police.

The man then ordered Boone and Martin to the ground before he drove away in the car.

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Atlanta police have released a sketch and poster in connection with the robbery of a councilman and council candidate. (Credit: Atlanta Police Department)

Atlanta police have released a sketch and poster in connection with the robbery of a councilman and council candidate. (Credit: Atlanta Police Department)
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Atlanta police have released a sketch and poster in connection with the robbery of a councilman and council candidate. (Credit: Atlanta Police Department)

The car was later recovered, police said.

The man police are seeking is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or police at 404-526-2482.

Tipsters can remain anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, texting information to 274637 or visiting crimestoppersatlanta.org.

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