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Weekend Sees More Armed Pedestrian Robberies in Buckhead

Three more Buckhead residents were reportedly recently robbed at gunpoint.

The most recent pair of incidents came over the weekend, including one in the proximity of the Collier Hills neighborhood. Credit: Patch file
The most recent pair of incidents came over the weekend, including one in the proximity of the Collier Hills neighborhood. Credit: Patch file
In what has become increasingly commonplace of late, three more Buckhead residents were reportedly robbed at gunpoint recently.

The most recent pair of incidents came over the weekend, including one in the proximity of the Collier Hills neighborhood. They follow a rash of armed pedestrian robberies over the course of the last week and a half in Buckhead.

According to Atlanta Police Sgt. Greg Lyon, a woman pulled into her driveway located in the 400 block of Echota Drive around 8:30 Saturday morning. Before she was able to exit her vehicle, a black male ran up to the driver's door of her vehicle, opened the door, brandished a handgun, and demanded her cash and cell phone.

The victim handed over her iPhone and approximately $100 in cash. The woman, whose 2-year-old daughter was in the vehicle at the time, watched the man flee on foot and then jump into the passenger side of a white four-door sedan that she believed to be a Nissan.

WSB-TV reported that the same car was spotted during a Friday armed robbery nearby along West Wesley Road. (Editor's Note: APD says the crime occurred on Thursday) In that incident, two victims were reportedly robbed at gunpoint.

Police say images of the suspect’s vehicle were captured on traffic cameras and they will release pictures of the vehicle soon. 

gpurs February 17, 2014 at 10:20 AM
If you choose to live in the jungle, do not be surprised when the natives get restless..... I know, you thought you lived in a "nice" neighborhood....
stanley seigler February 17, 2014 at 11:04 AM
clever sarcastic humor...but buckhead not a jungle which is sad/scary...why buckhead? as willie sutton explained he robbed banks cause that's where the money is...surprised they didnt take the car...
Terry Smith February 24, 2014 at 09:28 AM
meanwhile, Buckhead residents all in a dither about the Biebs moving into their quiet bedroom community....hahaha
stanley seigler February 24, 2014 at 11:37 AM
hahaha...robberies are the lesser of two evils...ha ......................................................................................... the sad hahaha comedy is the media waste so much ink on unadulterated nonsense (aka bs), eg, beiber...and we (weel i) waste more responding...guess i'm hooked on bs...as is our society.

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