• Georgia Tech armed robbery suspects sought

    By: Craig Lucie


    ATLANTA - Georgia Tech police said they know the names of the two men involved in two armed robberies on campus.

    "It was two robberies in one day so I was scared a little bit," Sunny Patel said when he saw the campus crime alert.

    The latest Georgia Tech security alert has a lot of students worried.

    "It's pretty awful. It's really scary especially when you're in a place like this by yourself," Ruchita Patel sold Channel 2's Craig Lucie.

    The place where two armed robberies occurred is yards away from an emergency call station and in front of Bobby Dodd Stadium.

    Georgia Tech police said the third man involved, Christopher Exom, 21, is now facing two felonies including armed robbery.

    They said he, along with the other two men, slowly followed the students in a silver Dodge Stratus and robbed them after flashing a silver handgun around 1:30 last Tuesday morning.

    The first robbery happened at the corner of Brittain Drive and Bobby Dodd Way.

    Detectives said the men stole a computer, checkbook and credit cards from a male student.

    A minute later, police said the men approached a female student and demanded that she hand over her cellphone while pointing a gun at her.

    "It's really sad that can happen since it's a girl. It's even worse to a certain extent because I'm sure she felt defenseless as well," student Ruchita Patel said.

    Detectives are actively looking for the two others with the help of other law enforcement agencies since they now have their names.

    Meanwhile, Georgia Tech is reminding their students that if it's late at night, they can get an escort home from a police officer.

    "During orientation they really stress on security and safety because they know these things happen. They are trying their best," Patel said.

    In a detailed police report, one of the students was able to memorize the license plate of the Stratus.

    Police traced the car to the Exom residence in Riverdale.

    The report said Exom wasn't home when Georgia Tech police called Clayton County police to drive by the home.

    They eventually caught Exom with the help of Clayton County police.

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