Atlanta police Tuesday were investigating a pair of armed robberies on or near the Morehouse College campus, less than a week after three Georgia Tech students were held up at gunpoint.
In Tuesday’s incidents, two Morehouse students were robbed, one about 7:30 a.m. near campus at the intersection of T.P. Burruss Sr. Drive and Paschal Boulevard in southwest Atlanta, and another minutes later a few blocks south on Westview Drive.
Police have not said if the two incidents are related.
Georgia Tech police last week issued a warning about a young robbing crew targeting students on that northwest Atlanta campus.
The three suspects, one described as being as young as 12 or 13, pulled two armed robberies on Tech students within minutes last Wednesday night.
The first incident happened about 9:50 p.m. Wednesday when a white minivan pulled up next to a student walking along Ferst Drive near Cherry Street.
“A passenger in the vehicle exited, displayed a handgun and demanded the victim’s property,” Georgia Tech police said in a crime alert.
The vehicle was last seen headed northbound on Fowler Street toward Tenth Street.
“Minutes later, a male and female student reported that while they were walking east on Tenth Street near Hemphill Avenue, a white minivan pulled over next to them,” the crime alert said. “A passenger exited the vehicle and displayed a handgun and demanded the victims’ property.”
No injuries were reported in either incident.
Police are looking for a white Dodge Caravan with Georgia license tag BMW6987.
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