Posted: 6:45 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012

Clark Atlanta student robbed at gunpoint outside dorm

By Amy Napier Viteri

ATLANTA —

A student at Clark Atlanta University said she's considering moving off campus after a group of gunmen robbed her and another student outside their residence hall.

"They were just walking toward us until they got to us. And then we saw they had guns," Alexis Jones-Rhodes told Channel 2's Amy Napier Viteri.

She said it's about a two-minute walk from the campus library to her Heritage Commons dormitory.

Jones-Rhodes told Viteri a group of four young men approached her, and when they got close, she saw the men were wearing ski masks and one of them had on a bandanna.

According to Jones-Rhodes, one of the men pointed a gun at the side of her head and told her to hand over her stuff or he would shoot her.

"I'm thinking about my family like this is my last time I'm going to be on earth? I can't do that, so let me give them my stuff," Jones-Rhodes said.

A spokesperson for Clark Atlanta University told Viteri the school immediately increased street patrols, foot patrols and sworn officers.

Viteri and a Channel 2 Action News photographer saw more than a dozen patrol cars and officers on foot Tuesday night near the area where the robbery happened.

Jones-Rhodes' mother, Nicole Johnson, said the university should do more to protect students and keep out criminals. She said more patrols are necessary as well as more lighting on campus.

"You don't want your child to experience something like that. It's senseless, it's reckless and something needs to be done soon," Johnson said.

Atlanta police also said they routinely patrol the area near the Atlanta University Center. Clark Atlanta student robbed at gunpoint outside dorm

A student at Clark Atlanta University said she's considering moving off campus after a group of gunmen robbed her and another student outside their residence hall.

"They were just walking toward us until they got to us. And then we saw they had guns," Alexis Jones-Rhodes told Channel 2's Amy Napier Viteri.

She said it's about a two minute walk from the campus library to her Heritage Commons dormitory.

Jones-Rhodes told Viteri a group of four young men approached her, and when they got close, she saw the men were wearing ski masks and one of them had on a bandana.

According to Jones-Rhodes, one of the men pointed a gun at the side of her head and told her to hand over her stuff or he would shoot her.

"I'm thinking about my family like this is my last time I'm going to be on earth? I can't do that, so let me give them my stuff," Jones-Rhodes said.

A spokesperson for Clark Atlanta University told Viteri the school immediately increased street patrols, foot patrols and sworn officers.

Viteri and a Channel 2 Action News photographer saw more than a dozen patrol cars and officers on foot Tuesday night near the area where the robbery happened.

Jones-Rhodes' mother, Nicole Johnson, said the university should do more to protect students and keep out criminals. She said more patrols are necessary as well as more lighting on campus.

"You don't want your child to experience something like that. It's senseless, it's reckless and something needs to be done soon," Johnson said.

Atlanta police also said they routinely patrol the area near the Atlanta University Center.

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