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Man Robbed at Gunpoint Outside Krog Street Tunnel

As the victim was removing the chain from around his neck during the Sunday night incident, the suspect hit him in the head with the gun. He then put the gun to his side and stated that he would kill him.

Kro Street Tunnel. Courtesy Krog Street Tunnel Facebook page
Kro Street Tunnel. Courtesy Krog Street Tunnel Facebook page
According to Atlanta police, a man was robbed at gunpoint outside the Krog Street Tunnel early Sunday evening.

At approximately 7:15 p.m., a man said he was walking down Decatur Street when a blue, newer model Hyundai Elantra pulled up beside him. According to Sgt. Greg Lyon, a black man with a gold tooth jumped out of the vehicle brandishing a handgun.

The suspect reportedly told the victim to “give it up,” and repeatedly said he was “going to kill him.”

The suspect then went into the victim’s pockets and took his wallet, keys, sunglasses, and kept asking him for money. As the victim told the suspect he didn’t have any money, the suspect then reached for a chain that was around the man's neck.

As the victim was removing the chain, the suspect hit him in the head with the gun. He then put the gun to his side and stated that he would kill him.

The victim, who told police there were two more suspects in the car, then ran through the tunnel and called police from the nearby 97 Estoria restaurant.

The man was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.

Octo Slash March 11, 2014 at 08:50 AM
Oh those wacky black men with their gold tooth.
erie March 11, 2014 at 11:21 AM
Octo Slash Stop the hate. Don't hate the player. Hate the game. All kids of all races be wearing saggy pants. I just wish the young ladies woud sag more.Don't care much to see a mans azz hanging out. Now when the ladies start saggin there pants. I would love it!
John March 11, 2014 at 09:57 PM
Doesn't matter what color the perp is....everyone black and white needs to take self defense very seriously. Police cannot protect you. Police will not protect you. Police will not be there when you need them. Everyone needs to go get a weapons permit, train, and conceal carry when you are walking alone. I am so sick of these attacks happening in my neighborhood (and no one fights back!). We are just sitting ducks, all afraid to take control of our streets from these predators.
Reality March 12, 2014 at 12:12 PM
Here we go. All these new developments being built and the city gets more tax dollars but the inept mayor and the inept chief of police still cannot figure out how to hire more police. More crime from those too lazy to work getting handouts from Obama and it will continue until we have leaders from city,state and federal levels that deal with this crime and lock up these thugs versus going softie. Obama and his media craving movie star grabbing wife should teach young black youth to work and not steal, rob, kill. Disgusting! Young, Franklin, Reed, King family, stand up and lead these troubled youth to a more productive path . Clean up Atlanta
erie March 12, 2014 at 01:17 PM
The state or city can stop crime but that whould shut down to many jobs. If you have bad kids that do bad thangs. Just kick them out the city the state. Grown fools want to rob and cheat.After they do there time. Booth them out the city or state.

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