Three men robbed with AK-47

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ATLANTA - Police said they have caught some of the men connected with an armed robbery that occurred outside of a downtown-area restaurant.

A group of male patrons were walking outside of the restaurant at 255 Peter St. about 11 p.m. Monday when a masked man approached them with a handgun and demanded cash.

One victim, who is an Atlanta mayor's office employee, said a black Ford Expedition then pulled up with three more masked men. Police said one of the robbers had an AK-47 -- an assault rifle.

"When you have those kind of high-powered weapons, there's so much damage you can do," Atlanta police Chief George Turner said, noting that one of the victim's lost $300 in cash.

Police told Channel 2's Ryan Young they tracked down some of the robbers who may be connected with an East Point home invasion.

Anyone with information on this case is being asked to call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477. Callers remain anonymous and may also be eligible for a reward.

 



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