UPDATED: Good Samaritan Gets Robbed in Scam
Man was robbed outside Buffalo China restaurant in Ormewood Park.
Atlanta police are looking for a pair of men who robbed a would-be Good Samaritan at gunpoint Wednesday afternoon outside the Buffalo China restaurant at Moreland and Glenwood avenues.
The victim told police he was in front of the restaurant at 1145 Glenwood Ave. SE at about 3:50 p.m., when one of the men approached him saying he was illiterate and needed help with a reading an "important document."
The man asked the victim to read what was on the paper — the name of a motel — and then asked if he knew where it was. The man suggested the victim go into Buffalo China see if they had a phone book.
Learning the restaurtant didn't have one, he returned outside and told the man so, when a second man approached, offering to help.
The second man stuck a gun in the victim's side and robbed him, taking $40.
The two robbers fled on foot, heading west on Glenwood.
The victim gave the police the following descriptions of the men:
Suspect 1: An older black male, 5'8" in height with salt and pepper, closecut-cut hair. He was wearing a white tee-shirt and blue jeans and spoke in a Jamaican accent.
Suspect 2: A dark-skinned black man, 6'4" in height, last seen wearing a blue tee-shirt and blue jeans and a black ball cap. He may have had close-cut hair and a goatee.
Anyone with information is asked to call Atlanta Police Department Zone 6 at 404.371.5002.