ATLANTA — Atlanta police are currently investigating an armed robbery involving the brother of an NBA player.
Enes Kanter, a center for the Portland Trail Blazers, posted a surveillance footage video showing a man getting robbed at gunpoint on his official Twitter and Instagram accounts.
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Atlanta police confirm the armed robbery took place just after 4:00 a.m. Sunday morning at 112 Courtland Ave. NE.
According to Kanter’s post, his younger brother, Ahmet, was walking in the area when he had a gun pulled on him and was robbed.
Police say the officer met with three victims who reported four men began harassing them earlier in the night at 1492 Piedmont Ave NE. One of the victims reported that while at the Piedmont Ave. location, one of the men snatched a necklace off his neck and left a scratch. The victim got his necklace back and the trio left the location.
When the three victims arrived to the Courtland Ave. location, they were approached by the same suspects, two of whom pulled out guns and demanded they hand over their belongings before driving away in a gold sedan.
The video shows at least three other men. It is unclear at this time what the suspects took.
Kanter also calls for passage of gun control laws in his post, stating “We need to keep demanding peace & change, and stop putting guns in peoples hands.”
Police have not released any details on potential suspects.
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