• Search continues for Glenwood Park robber

    By: Erica Byfield


    ATLANTA - Atlanta police are investigating back-to-back robberies in Glenwood Park.

    The hold-ups happened the day after Christmas near Garrett Street in southeast Atlanta. Police said a man in a brown coat and a hat with fur pointed a silver pistol with black trim at the victims.

    The first victim told Channel 2 Action News the crooks stole his leather jacket, cellphone, wallet and car keys.

    "He immediately instructed me to drop everything," Herbert Marbury said.

    A business owner gave Marbury surveillance video from the night of the robberies, and he shared it with Channel Two Action News.

    The crimes were caught on four camera angles.

    In one, the gunman is seen pointing a gun at Marbury.

    Shortly afterward, the suspect jumped into a waiting SUV and the driver sped off. Police suspect the driver did not release it was a dead end street, eventually was forced to back up and make a right.

    Police say when the suspects turned the corner they held up Stephanie Rucker.

    "I was sitting outside on this little stoop and about to make a phone call, and a black car came by really quick, just kind of went past me," she told Channel 2's Erica Byfield.

    Rucker said the car almost hit her, and when the driver stopped, the passenger in a brown coat and hat with fur opened the door and said, "Give me all your stuff."

    "I said, 'No.' I shouldn't have. I thought it was a joke at first, and then they just ripped it out of my hands and then shut the door and drove off," she said.

    The criminals got away with Rucker's phone.

    Police said the thieves were last seen racing away from the area in a black Honda Crossover with Florida tags.

    Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call the Atlanta Crimestoppers tip line at 404-577-8477.


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