Pedestrians Robbed on Fayetteville Rd. in Decatur

Decatur police said two young males pulled a pistol on two pedestrians Saturday night.

Decatur police said two pedestrians were robbed in Oakhurst. (Credit: Ralph Ellis)
Decatur police said two pedestrians were robbed in Oakhurst. (Credit: Ralph Ellis)
Sgt. Jennifer Ross, public information officer for the Decatur police, issued information about a new armed robbery in the Oakhurst section of town.

On 08/03/13 at 6:31pm, Decatur Police responded to an armed robbery of two pedestrians in the 400 block of Fayetteville Road. The suspects ran up behind the victims and one pointed a handgun and demanded everything from the victim's pockets.

 A wallet and set of keys were taken. The suspects then ran to a newer model charcoal gray Dodge Charger (unknown tag) and fled south toward Hosea Williams Boulevard.

Suspect #1:
-African-American male -14-17 years old -Approximately 5'8-5'9 and 130 lbs -Dark brown complexion -Short afro -Thin build -Clean shaven -Wearing a dark hoodie and jeans -Armed with a black semi-automatic handgun

Suspect #2:

-African-American male -14-17 years old -Approximately 5'11 -Dark brown complexion -Thin build -Possibly wearing red and white clothing

Atlanta Police and DeKalb Police were notified of this incident.
John August 04, 2013 at 11:08 AM
I carry a 38 revolver when its late. I suggest that everyone attends a self defense class and trains accordingly. Time to put these creeps down!
Ralph Ellis August 04, 2013 at 11:57 AM
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wiggedout August 04, 2013 at 12:33 PM
Let me try again: This is awful! Time to visit the black -- yes, black -- churches in the ATL and tell their congregations to get their act together when it comes to their kids and disciplining them. We're tired of being preyed on in our neighborhoods! We should be able to walk around on a nice Saturday evening -- before dark, especially! --without the fear of being robbed, or worse! It's time to stop denying that this crime is, in fact, coming from young black men. I'm a liberal, but a PC stance is not helping anyone!!!
Stephen August 04, 2013 at 09:04 PM
Why go to the black churches for help? We don't ask the white, asian or hispanic churches to control the criminals in their populations. Sad that cute little kids raised in bad environments by parent(s) that were once cute little kids raised in bad environments by parent(s) etc, etc, etc. grow up to reflect their upbringing and criminal environment.
Tom Meyer August 04, 2013 at 10:57 PM
What makes either of you think churches have any influence over these guys?
wiggedout August 05, 2013 at 01:10 AM
Stephen and Tom, if you read my post again you'll see I specifically said "their congregations," meaning the people, not the church as an institution. This is where the parents gather and where they can be addressed. Where else are you going to talk to them? What do you two recommend should be done? Where's ANY solution? The police, at least in Atlanta, have a "three strikes, you're out" policy. As long as the crime is shared (done in groups), the demerits are shared and the kids don't end up in jail until EVERY kid has three demerits; that takes time. In the meantime, we're preyed on -- and it's happening with black kids in our area, not Hispanic, Asian or white kids. As I said, it's time to stop denying this and time to start dealing with it!
Brett August 05, 2013 at 09:59 AM
My understanding is we are expected to deny the truth. To do otherwise would be considered "profiling."
Scott M August 05, 2013 at 06:07 PM
No, it's just fairly obvious when people are trying to address the issue or are trying to cover their actual racism. Recommending how to get the message out to communities that can best address it? Great. Whining about not being able to 'profile'? Good luck, kid.
Brett August 05, 2013 at 07:59 PM
My apologies Scott as I see I've confused you. I have no need to "whine about not being able to profile" as I do it all the time and so do you. My comments were more in regard to those that pretend as if they're somehow morally superior but wouldn't be caught dead in many parts of town. Know what I mean, kid?


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