Several Georgia Tech students robbed, kidnapped during doughnut run

ATLANTA — Police are investigating after they said several Georgia Tech students were robbed while getting doughnuts Monday night.

According to Atlanta police, the students said they were leaving Krispy Kreme at 295 Ponce de Leon Ave. around 9:45 p.m. when a man approached them and asked for a light.

The students told the man they did not have a lighter, and then he asked them for money.

When one student gave him $5, the man pulled out a pistol, police said. Then, he and another suspect got into one of the victim’s cars and told them to give him their cellphones.

Police said the man made them drive to a nearby Wells Fargo and each withdraw $200.


After driving around for another 15 minutes, the suspects made the victims drop them off near Mercedes-Benz Stadium, according to police.

The students drove straight to the Georgia Tech Police Precinct after the incident, police said.

"(You) just got to be aware that we’re in Atlanta and it is a big city and things do happen," said student Rhea Chatterjee.

The incident was major news on campus. A customer at the store told Channel 2's Tyisha Fernandes she was stunned to hear this story.

"We’re safe nowhere these days, we’re just not safe anymore," said Melissa Sloman.

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