Georgia Tech student beaten and robbed

A Georgia Tech student was beaten and robbed early Monday while returning to his home just north of campus, Atlanta police said.

The victim was walking from campus to his house on nearby Tumlin Street just after 2 a.m. when he was robbed at gunpoint by two men in the 400 block of 10th Street.

"The victim stated that the two males yelled at him to get down while pointing a handgun at him," according to Atlanta police spokeswoman Kim Jones. "When he got on the ground, the males began to punch and kick him in the face."

Jones said the suspects took the victim's wallet and cell phone, then demanded the pin code to unlock the cell phone before fleeing in a gold late-90s Toyota Corolla.

After the attack, the victim, whose name has not been released, ran home and called police. He was later seen being treated for head injuries in the back of a Grady ambulance.

Jones said that just after 4:30 a.m., the cell phone was tracked to a business on Mt. Zion Road in Morrow. Morrow police were notified and were given a description of the suspects' vehicle.

She described the suspects as black and in their mid- to late 20s. One was wearing a dark-colored hoodie, and the other had "low cut" hair and was armed with a handgun, Jones said.

The incident is the latest in a series of robberies and assaults that have plagued Tech students either on or just off campus for more than a year.