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Rash of Armed Pedestrian Robberies Hits Buckhead

Two more victims were reportedly robbed at gunpoint in separate incidents early Friday morning near Lenox Road.

According to Atlanta Police Officer John Chafee, two more victims were robbed at gunpoint in separate incidents early Friday morning near Lenox Road. Credit: Patch file
According to Atlanta Police Officer John Chafee, two more victims were robbed at gunpoint in separate incidents early Friday morning near Lenox Road. Credit: Patch file
Freezing temperatures overnight didn’t prevent the continuation of armed pedestrian robberies this week in Buckhead.

According to Atlanta Police Officer John Chafee, two more victims were robbed at gunpoint in separate incidents early Friday morning near Lenox Road.

At approximately 1:20 a.m., APD officers responded to a call in the 900 block of Canterbury Road. There, a female said that she had just arrived at her location and upon exiting her vehicle, she was approached by two black males armed with handguns. 

The males robbed the victim of her phone and wallet and then left the scene. While officers were speaking with the woman, they were approached by a man who advised that he had been robbed around the same time that the female had been. 

The man advised that he was retrieving something from his vehicle when he was approached by two black men armed with handguns. The men robbed the victim of his phone and property before leaving the scene. 

The robberies appear to have been committed by the same individuals according to Chafee. Officers canvassed the area but did not locate the suspects. 

Police provided no description of the suspects, and at this time the investigation continues.

Friday's armed pedestrian robberies follow others in the past week in Buckhead including:


Reality February 18, 2014 at 09:24 AM
Come on Mayor Reed and chief of useless police,get with it Plaster Buckhead and Midtown with police on foot, horses, bikes Monitor the allies, the side streets.If you cannot figure it out call your counterparts in NY, DC, LA and ask them how to run a city and how to run a police force
Monica February 20, 2014 at 12:06 AM
Oh no, Reality, what are you talking about, after all Reed will tell you violent crime is down in Atlanta - that's his answer to anything that has to do with crime in this city. Never mind that violent crime is down all over the country and has nothing to do with his non-leadership. In the past few years, Buckhead has become a mecca for robberies, home invasions, car break-ins. But don't tell Mayor Reed, he's never responsible for anything. He's busy with his vibrant love life.
Reality March 10, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Right on Monica. He is too busy trying to promote himself for his next political step. And I forgot about his trip to Davos. Too bad he did not learn about snow while in Davos so he could have figured out how to prevent the Jan city shut down that of course he was not responsible for because it was just the interstates that were backed up. LOL. He is such a lame duck full of his own pr that he sadly believes. Crime is worse in Atlanta, Buckhead, Midtown and he ignores it

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