Clark Atlanta University police have beefed up patrols in the wake of several weekend armed robberies on or near the southwest Atlanta campus.
Photo: JOHN SPINK
Photo: JOHN SPINK

Three armed robberies reported on or near Clark Atlanta’s campus

Several women, including some students, reported being robbed at gunpoint and pepper sprayed over the weekend on or near Clark Atlanta University’s campus.

The first incident happened about 12:30 p.m. Saturday just off campus on Beckwith Street in southwest Atlanta, Channel 2 Action News reported.

A student walking back to campus from a nearby Walmart told police she was robbed at gunpoint by two men who then pepper sprayed her in the face.

Later Saturday, an attempted robbery on campus ended with another student being pepper sprayed, according to Channel 2.

A third incident happened about 6 p.m. Saturday when a woman who is not a student was robbed at gunpoint and pepper sprayed on James P. Brawley Drive.

In all three cases, the victims told police their attackers jumped out of a black sport utility vehicle with silver wheels.

Clark Atlanta police have increased patrols, and an alert was sent to students over the weekend.

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