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Decatur's 5th Armed Robbery In 2 Months

A woman said two men robbed her March 20 after she left the East Lake Marta Station.

A woman told Decatur police two men robbed her about 11:50 p.m. March 20 as she walked away from the East Lake Marta Station.

This is the fifth armed robbery of a woman in Decatur since Feb. 7. In all the incidents, the women were approached by two men, one holding a pistol. Nobody has been injured.

This is what the police report says:

The woman left the Marta station and was walking down East Lake Drive, near the intersection with Johnston Place, when two men walked past and doubled back to confront her.

One held a pistol, possibly a Glock, and said, "Give me everything you have." She handed over her purse and phone and the gunman pressed the pistol against her stomach and said, "Where is the money?"

She said the money was in the purse. The two males ran west on Johnston Place. She hear a car door slam and saw a mid-sized SUV going west on Johnson Place toward Wisteria Way.

The woman walked to a nearby house and called police. The purse contained a phone, about $25 in cash, a handheld gaming system, a driver's license and other small items.

She described both men as 22 to 30 years old and black with dark complexions. The one holding the gun was 6 foot to 6-foot-4 with a medium build and wearing a black doo-rag and a cream-colored hoodie with small patterns. The other man was 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-11 with a slender build and wearing a black hoodie with a large "R" on the side of the garment.

The other robberies occurred:

Danielle June 04, 2013 at 01:52 PM
I am Black and live in Decatur and none of the descriptions/stereotypes here apply to me. I am not an exception...all the Black people I know are like me (educated, well-employed, hard-working, law-abiding, etc). YOU PEOPLE need to stop generalizing and start meeting people who don't just look like you. Then we could possibly limit all the ignorant offensive comments I'm forced to endure when I bother to read comments sections. Sigh. GrantParkGuy, my cousin and his family have lived in your neighborhood probably longer then you...his wife just finished her PhD and both of their daughters have finished college. I'm guessing you don't know them.
Reality & Logic June 04, 2013 at 02:33 PM
Danielle, the facts are the facts. The majority of violent crimes are committed by blacks. It's unfortunate for you that this is true, but it is true. Therefore, it's understandable that people feel the way they do. Sorry if the comments are bothersome to you because you don't fit the stereotype, but it is what it is.
Decaturette June 04, 2013 at 03:07 PM
Danielle, I apologize that anyone, especially a black Decatur resident, has to read the racist comments on this blog. They represent archaic, simplistic, and ignorant thinking and attitudes that I don't believe are the norm among Decatur residents. They get expressed on blogs a lot because the writers cannot find other avenues in their life to vent. People in real life ignore them. Actually, we ignore them in virtual life too but that's less evident to them. As soon as I catch a whiff of prejudice or ignorance in a blog comment, I stop reading and skip over it. I think Patch would be more widely read and would be more influential if it moderated more and avoided the hot-button topics that spark the reflex hate, regardless of the actual facts. Just fill in the Mad Lib blanks with random vitriol.
Reality & Logic June 04, 2013 at 04:26 PM
Decatur Mom, while your comment is very noble, it fails to recognize that none of the comments is inaccurate. Perhaps you should be apologizing that anyone should face the horror of a gun stuck in one's stomach while having purse stolen. No one should face the horror of coming home to a kicked-in door and their valuables gone. Or the horror of being mugged on the street and wallet stolen. Blacks (not Asians, not whites, not Arabs) are committing these heinous crimes. My 96 year old next-door-neighbor was twice a victim! It is a reality that blacks are committing these violent crimes. It's understandable that people are facing the truth about these crimes and commenting about it. Call it racist, archaic, simplistic, and ignorant thinking and attitudes. You can label is however you like. The facts are still the facts. And Danielle needs to see the truth, too.
Danielle June 04, 2013 at 06:45 PM
Reality & Logic, I don't normally engage in back and forths like this (and won't after this) but I can't let that stand. Your uncited "facts" are bogus. The majority of violent crime arrests are of white offenders and even if they weren't, the odds that you (presumably a non-Black person) would be victimized by a black person are low. Most crime is white-on-white, black-on-black, hispanic-on-hispanic, etc. So if you're going to be fear-mongering, you should probably know who it is you should actually be afraid of. http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2011/crime-in-the-u.s.-2011/tables/table-43

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