DeKalb County

'Extremely dangerous' gunman on the run after robbing HS students, police say

Suspect accused of robbing high school students in Dunwoody

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — A DeKalb County student says two men robbed him and his friend at gunpoint during the winter break.

It happened two weeks ago when the student and his friend sat inside his car at the Dunwoody Glen Apartments on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard.

“They pointed the gun at my head and he asked me to lie down.  When I lie down on the floor, he asked me what do I got?” said Sheriff Mbowe.

The robbers took his watch, some cash and his cell phone.

"I thought he was gonna shoot me. I was scared so I gave him everything,” Mbowe said.

"Anytime you're approached by someone with a weapon and they're telling you to do something, you always should do it.  Better to lose your cell phone then get killed,” said Dunwoody Police Sgt. Robert Parsons.

The teen didn't put up fight he gave the robbers what they wanted, but the crooks made a big mistake when they took his cell phone.


"We tracked the phone to a Wal Mart in metro Atlanta.  We were able to pull surveillance footage and get those photos we released,” Parsons said.

Detectives continue to search for the suspect and the getaway car. He's considered extremely dangerous.

If you recognize the man in the photo call the Dunwoody police department.

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