Woman returning to Buckhead apartment robbed at gunpoint, police say

It happened at CORE at Lindbergh in Buckhead, not far from the Lindbergh MARTA Station.

ATLANTA — Police are hoping to identify a brazen armed robber who was seen on video attacking a young woman and robbing her at gunpoint as she returned to her upscale apartment after a long night of work.

It happened at CORE at Lindbergh in Buckhead, not far from the Lindbergh MARTA Station.

The Atlanta Police Department gave Channel 2's Michael Seiden an exclusive look at the surveillance video.

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Seiden showed it to several tenants, who could not believe what they were seeing.

“To spend a good amount of money to live here and you’re still getting robbed?" one resident said.

Atlanta police said detectives have spent the last week reviewing the surveillance footage that shows an unsuspecting 23-year-old victim preparing to enter the complex.

A man armed with a gun approached her and the victim attempted to put up a fight.


"I was walking from here to Kroger, but now that video has pretty much changed my mind," a neighbor said.

On Friday, Seiden returned to the apartment complex, where he found a security guard patrolling the area.

Resident Lucci Blanco said she was upset because management never sent her a safety alert.

"Someone in a whole other building had to call me and tell me that a female got robbed at gunpoint," Blanco said.

Seiden took Blanco's concerns to management. They responded with an email, writing in part:

"We are thankful that nobody was hurt, and are committed to the safety and well-being of our residents and staff."

The victim told police that she saw the armed robber jump into a getaway car with two other men. She said she was carrying nearly $800 in cash.

Investigators are trying to figure out if she was followed home. They are hoping someone will identify the armed robber.

If you have any information, you're urged to call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS. You could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.