Authorities are trying to identify the man depicted in this sketch. Atlanta police said he robbed multiple people at gunpoint last month in southwest Atlanta.
Photo: Kelly Lawson / GBI
Photo: Kelly Lawson / GBI

Police searching for man accused of robbing people at gunpoint in SW Atlanta

Authorities are asking the public for help identifying a man accused of robbing multiple people at gunpoint last month in southwest Atlanta. 

The man’s identity is unknown, but investigators hope a sketch released Tuesday will help police find him.

The first robbery occurred about 8 p.m. Feb. 8 in the 200 block of Trinity Avenue, Atlanta police spokesman Sgt. John Chafee said in a news release.

In that case, three women said they were robbed in a parking lot when an armed man approached them and demanded their money. Two of the women handed over $20 each and the man walked away toward Peters Street, according to an Atlanta police incident report.  

The second robbery occurred six days later on Valentine’s Day when a suspect fitting a similar description held up two men on Walker Street, authorities said. 

In that case, a man wearing all black who walked with a limp approached the men as they were standing between their vehicles at a construction site, police reports show. One victim told police the man demanded his wallet after pulling out a gray and black 9mm handgun and pointing it at him. The man told the suspect his wallet was inside his truck, and the suspect walked with him to the vehicle while pointing the gun at his back, authorities said. He walked away toward Northside Drive after being handed a camoflauge wallet containing the victim’s license and credit cards. 

“Investigators believe the same suspect is responsible for each robbery,” Chafee said. “A sketch of the robbery suspect was completed and investigators are hopeful someone will recognize the suspect and assist in furthering this investigation.”

Anyone who recognizes the man is asked to call Atlanta police. Tipsters can remain anonymous, and be eligible for rewards of up to $2,000, by contacting Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, texting information to 274637 or visiting the Crime Stoppers website.

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