Student's robbery near AUC campus marks second this weekend

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A theology student says said he was robbed at gunpoint for the second time near the Atlanta University campus, just one day after five people were targeted in the same area in southwest Atlanta.
ATLANTA —

 
A theology student said he was robbed at gunpoint for the second time near the Atlanta University campus, just one day after five people were targeted in the same area in southwest Atlanta.

The latest victim, who didn't want to be identified, said two men with guns robbed him just after 4 a.m. on Sunday behind a building on Walnut Street.

"(They) basically (told) me to give them everything and I was digging in my pockets trying to give them this and that," said the man, who was robbed of his iPad computer tablet and cellphone.

The inter-denominational theological student said he was walking to a friend's house to study when two armed men came out of nowhere.

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"We're in exams and we were coming over here to study, and literally they have all my books. They took my cellphone and everything," he said.

Shortly after the robbery, Channel 2's Sophia Choi found an officer on the scene. But the victim said it took two calls for them to send anyone to respond.

"It's been 20 minutes, so we might not find them," the victim recalled police saying.

The man said his frustration runs deep on in such a crime, feelings that come just one day after gunmen targeted students at nearby Spelman College.

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The students, along with three of their out-of-town guests, were also robbed by two men during the early-morning hours in Dean Rusk Park. Robbers demanded them to strip and jump into a pond before taking off with their wallets, cellphones and other belongings.

Police have not said if the two cases are connected. But unlike Saturday's robbery, the student in Sunday's case got a good description of the men, which he gave police.

"Something has to be done about this," he said. "When will we take action as a community to end this?"