Georgia Tech students robbed at gunpoint

Students walking on Mecaslin Street toward 14th Street in northwest Atlanta said they were approached by two men with guns, Atlanta police spokeswoman Officer Lisa Bender said. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

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Students walking on Mecaslin Street toward 14th Street in northwest Atlanta said they were approached by two men with guns, Atlanta police spokeswoman Officer Lisa Bender said. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

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 crimestoppersatlanta.org. Tipsters can remain anonymous and be eligible for rewards of up to $2,000.

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