It is unclear if this incident is related to the month-long rash of robberies in the Virginia-Highland and Midtown areas, police said.
"It is too early to tell," said Sgt. Curtis Davenport, an Atlanta police spokesman.
In those robberies, which began in early September, men and women have been accosted outside their homes, walking down the street or waiting at bus stops. The armed robbers have taken cell phones, cash and in one case, the victim's car keys and car.