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Woman Robbed at Gunpoint Leaving EAV Farmers Market

Pedestrian crime took place not far from where neighborhood resident Patrick Cotrona lost his life six months ago on May Avenue.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS. Credit: Hunt Archbold
Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS. Credit: Hunt Archbold
EAST ATLANTA — A 30-year-old woman was robbed at gunpoint early Thursday evening not far from where neighborhood resident Patrick Cotrona was shot and killed on May Avenue last spring.

According to the Atlanta police, the woman was walking to her car from the East Atlanta Village Farmers Market shortly after 8 p.m. Just before reaching May Ave. where her vehicle was parked, she was approached from behind by three black males, one of whom pulled a black handgun and pointed it at her chest.

According the police report, the victim then raised her arms and dropped her purse and groceries to the ground while the suspects began to pat her down and asking where her phone was.

Shortly after, the males picked up her bags and purse, ran towards the intersection of May and Patterson avenues, and jumped into a dark colored minivan and sped off.

The victim stated that she had $2,000 in cash in her purse that was her mortgage payment. A witness sitting in a car nearby told police that she saw the males with the victim and then saw them run away and get in the van.

The victim, who was not injured, described the all three suspects as being between 15 and 20 years old, standing approximately 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8 in height, and with a medium complexion skin tone.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Crime Stoppers. Any information on the case can be submitted anonymously to the Crime Stoppers Atlanta tip line at 404-577-TIPS (8477), online www.crimestoppersatlanta.org or by texting CSA and the tip to CRIMES (274637). Persons do not have to give their name or any identifying information to be eligible for the reward of up to $2,000.

Will December 17, 2013 at 03:57 PM
Me and a friend were robbed at gunpoint about a block from here on Saturday, similar deal. Two black males in hoodies hid behind some cars and ran out once we had our backs to them, probably 17-18 years old, one 5'7" 150ish lbs with cursive tattoos on his neck using a small stainless steel handgun, the other maybe 5'9" 165 who stayed behind us and patted us down after we handed everything over. The frequency of this stuff is unbelievable, the cops said we weren't the only group who had been mugged that night, my house was broken into less than six months ago, and in the same time I can name at least five friends who have experienced some kind of assault, property crime, or both....
Sara Agee December 30, 2013 at 10:41 AM
I feel these problems won't go away, no matter what the police presence is increase to, as long as poverty, lack of older male role models, and lack of activities and viable jobs for these kids (including opportunities for entrepreneurship) are not being addressed.
Dookie Doo January 21, 2014 at 06:26 AM
EAV had been a ghetto longer than I can remember. Yes they tore down the projects where the golf course is now. But the people still linger. I hate to say it but if you can't handle being robbed then you probably should move. Don't blame the police and government for problems You brought onto yourself by moving to that god forsaken neighborhood.
Chris H January 22, 2014 at 10:23 AM
@Dookie Doo, I think you are thinking of East Lake and not East Atlanta with regards to the projects torn down around the East Lake golf course. Totally different neighborhoods.
Dookie Doo January 22, 2014 at 04:18 PM
They're not that far apart man.

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