Georgia Tech students robbed at gunpoint

A group of seven Georgia Tech students said they were robbed about 1 a.m. Sunday, police said.

The students, who were walking on Mecaslin Street toward 14th Street in northwest Atlanta, said they were approached by two men with guns while a third man stayed in a nearby car, Atlanta police spokeswoman Officer Lisa Bender said.

Several phones, credit cards, IDs and keys were stolen from the students before the three men drove away in a dark-colored sedan, headed toward 14th Street, Bender said.

No one was hurt in the incident, which is the most recent of several reported robberies this month. A previous robbery was reported in the same area, when three college students, two from Georgia Tech and one from Georgia State, were robbed at gunpoint Sept. 4 near Mecaslin Street and Ethel Street in northwest Atlanta, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported.

Before that, two students walking home on Richards Street were ambushed around 1 a.m. Sept. 4.

Police are investigating and anyone with any information is asked to call Atlanta police or Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, text information to 274637 or visit Tipsters can remain anonymous and be eligible for rewards of up to $2,000.

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