by: Erica Byfield Updated:
ATLANTA - Atlanta police are investigating back-to-back robberies in Glenwood Park.
The hold-ups happened the day after Christmas near Garrett Street in southeast Atlanta. Police said a man in a brown coat and a hat with fur pointed a silver pistol with black trim at the victims.
The first victim told Channel 2 Action News the crooks stole his leather jacket, cellphone, wallet and car keys. Seconds later, investigators believe, the robbers held up Stephanie Rucker.
"I was sitting outside on this little stoop and about to make a phone call, and a black car came by really quick, just kind of went past me," she told Channel 2's Erica Byfield.
Rucker said the car almost hit her, and when the driver stopped, the passenger in a brown coat and hat with fur opened the door and said, "Give me all your stuff."
"I said, ‘No.’ I shouldn't have. I thought it was a joke at first, and then they just ripped it out of my hands and then shut the door and drove off," she said.
The criminals got away with Rucker's phone.
Police said the thieves were last seen racing away from the area in a black Honda Crossover with Florida tags. Police are reviewing surveillance video of the armed robberies.
Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call the Atlanta Crimestoppers tip line at 404-577-8477.