Two women walking along a downtown Decatur side street were robbed Thursday night by two men, one of them carrying a pistol, Decatur police reported.
The robbery happened about 8:30 p.m. Thursday on Ponce De Leon Place near Montgomery Street, about a block off West Ponce de Leon Avenue. The police report gave this account:
The women were walking north when two males approached from behind. The first suspect asked for the time and the women said they didn't have it. The second suspect stood in front to prevent them from advancing and the first suspect told them to "Drop everything." He held a revolver with a long barrel.
The women dropped their purses and the suspects asked, "Where are the phones?" The women said in the purses and the suspects fled through the Commerce Plaza parking lot.
Both suspects were described as black males with medium/dark complexions. The suspect who held the pistol was in his late teens to early twenties with no facial hair. He was 5-foot-9 to 6 feet with a lean build and wore a black hooded jacket and jeans. The other suspect was in his mid to late teens, about 5-foot-5 and wearing a dark gray jacket and a black skull cap.
Listed as stolen were two purses, three phones, some credit and debit cards, cash, wallets and forms of ID.