Editor's note: Valencia Hudson, the Atlanta City Council's District 5 public safety liaison, issued the following crime alert to the Inman Park community regarding aarmed robbery that occurred on Seaboard Avenue in neighboring Reynoldstown:
On Jan. 13, 2013 at approx. 11:40 p.m. Officer P. Williams received a call to Hurt Street in reference to a pedestrian robbery.
Upon arrival she was met by the victim who advised that he was walking near the Inman Park MARTA station when he was approached by five black males.
He could not advise the exact location of the incident. He stated that the males asked him for a piece of gum and he checked his pockets and advised that he did not have any. In the process of checking his pockets he removed his cell phone and the suspects asked him to use his cell phone.
The victim gave the cell phone to one of the suspects and they began walking away. When the victim asked the suspect where he was going with the phone, the suspect turned around and brandished a weapon and instructed the victim to give him everything out of his pockets, or he would shoot him.
The suspects patted down the victim and ran toward the Inman Park MARTA Station. The victim ran to his residence and called the police.
There were no injuries reported. MARTA was notified.