Two patrons of the Northside Branch of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library say they were robbed and carjacked on Jan. 2 as they were leaving the facility.

According to an email distributed by the Buckhead Council of Neighborhoods, four teenage males – two of whom were armed – approached the victims around 5:30 p.m.  One of the victims said two of the teenagers approached her as she was loading books into the trunk of her Lexus. One suspect pointed a gun at her and took her purse, along with her car.

Simultaneously, two other teenage males approached a man on the library steps, threatened him with a gun and stole his wallet and keys and made off with his Acura.

Maj. Van Hobbs, commander of Atlanta Police Department’s Zone 2 precinct, told BCN members via email one of the cars had been recovered.

“The suspects dropped off a vehicle they had carjacked in another zone and took these vehicles,” Hobbs wrote.

Dan Whisenhunt

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