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Woman Robbed at Gunpoint in Grant Park

Victim was working on laptop in car when gunman approached.

A woman working on her laptop while sitting in her car was robbed at gunpoint late in the evening, Aug. 27.

The woman, who reported the incident at 10 p.m., told police she was sitting in her car in the 200 block of Wood Street working, when a man approached, holding what appeared to be a black pistol.

Valencia Hudson, public safety liaison for Atlanta City Councilwoman Natalyn Archibong wrote about the incident in a warning to the Inman Park neighborhood listserv. The victim reported the crime from an Inman Park address.

The gunman took the laptop, along with a mobile phone and purse.

He is described as black in his 20s, with a short mohawk haircut and was wearing a wife beater t-shirt.

Chris H August 28, 2012 at 03:41 PM
Ok, I don't want to make light of these never ending robberies going on in our neighborhoods. But sitting in your car late at night working on your laptop?? Could you make yourself an easier target? So many of the reports I read are people not being aware of their surroundings. These criminals know that most people are easy pickings.
Jay August 28, 2012 at 05:42 PM
bullshit, when I visit my hometown, a litle place on long island of all things, a BLUE COLLAR area, I grew up in a little salt box. No one locks their doors, and my sister left all her stuff in her car, doors unlocked when we ate at a Pizza place. I asked her about crime and she said, whaddya nutz?? freakin paranoid??? yes I am, I live in Atlanta Georgia and have every freaking reason to be concerned. Quit accepting less, quit making excuses. We should b able to walk our streets, sit in our cars, sit in our homes without fear. END OF STORY! Jay
Bryan Farley August 28, 2012 at 07:18 PM
@ Jay While I agree on your logic that is just not the case. If you look at the situation you lived in the burbs regardless if they were "blue collar" or not it was still the burbs. I bet you wouldn't go into the city and do those same things. Go into South Jamaica and do that or into Baisley projects and try that. You would be like that woman... ROBBED! That is like someone from Cherokee or Hall saying "well I leave my doors unlocked and there is no crime." You can never compare the crime rate in the burbs where there is less population to the actual city. Even though the area is trying to make a comeback along Memorial it is still an area where you need to watch your back. Heck, I wouldn't sit in Buckhead at 10 p.m. willy nilly using a labtop by myself. As Chris said, when you are in a city you need to be aware of your surroundings.
Paul M. August 29, 2012 at 07:20 PM
Interestingly this account omits that she was at Octane coffee shop and her phone battery ran low. "Adrienne Saxon, 24, said she was on a conference call at the Octane Coffee Shop on Wood Street around 9:30 p.m. when her phone died. She went to her car to charge her phone and finish her call. Seconds after she got off, a man armed with a gun approached her. " http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/19399124/back-to-back-crimes-cause-concern-in-grant-park
Tomathy August 30, 2012 at 01:55 PM
You should be able to talk on your phone in your car if you damn well please without some idiot pointing a gun in your face.
Adrienne Saxon September 18, 2012 at 04:28 PM
You would certainly think so. Unfortunately, I live and work in these areas all the time and am not someone that is always watching my back (though I do now). The moral of the story is to be aware and not be naive, without being paranoid. I haven't mastered that yet, but maybe you can since it didn't happen to you. Let's be smart but also understand that this could have happened anywhere to anyone at anytime. Thank you for those who defended me. http://www.cbsatlanta.com/story/19402124/woman-robbed-while-sitting-in-car-in-grant-park -Adrienne

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