Police Search For Cabbagetown Kidnapping, Robbery Suspects
Armed gunmen rob four in Estoria Street home and take a fifth at gunpoint to area ATMs.
Atlanta police are looking for three armed gunmen who robbed four people in the 100 block of Estoria Street late July 3.
They stole mobile phones, wallets and a television from the home, CBS Atlanta reported.
A fifth victim was kidnapped at gunpoint and forced to withdraw money from nearby ATMs.
He returned two hours later. None of the victims were injured.
The kidnapping comes little more than two months after two women were kidnapped at gunpoint in Reynoldstown and Edgewood. Police are investigating to see if the incidents are related, CBS said.
Officer John Chafee, an Atlanta Police Department spokesman, gave the following account:
On July 3, around 11 p.m., officers responded to the robbery and kidnapping call on Estoria Street.
Upon arrival officers met with four of the victims who said they were sitting on their porch when three black men armed with handguns approached them. The suspects ordered the victims inside the home and robbed them.
The suspects then ordered the four victims into a room, took the fifth victim and left the scene.
Officers obtained a description of the suspects and victim and began searching for them.
While officers were still at the scene, the fifth victim returned and said he had been taken to several ATMs and forced to withdraw money.
He was then put out of the suspect vehicle, and Good Samaritan stopped to help him and gave him a ride back to Estoria Street.
Investigators are working to identify the suspects; no other details or descriptions of the gunmen were immediately available.
Anyone with information is urged to call 911 or Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404.577.TIPS (8477).