On Oct. 11 at approximately 10:42 p.m., Decatur Police responded to a robbery on the Decatur Square. Two DeKalb County teens, one male and one female, reported they had just gotten up to leave from sitting in the gazebo when they were approached by two males in their mid-30’s. The two older males asked the teen female questions such as her name, age and what school she attended and then asked the teen male if he was interested in buying or selling “weed”, which he declined. One of the older males then produced a ten dollar bill and asked the teen male if he had change. The teen male removed his wallet and handed over two five dollar bills at which time the older male reached over and removed an additional twenty dollar bill from the wallet. Both older males then turned and walked away and the male who took the money stated, “You know what it is.” The two older males were last seen walking south on North McDonough Street. The teen male verbally tried to get the two older males to stop but was ignored. The two suspects were described as a black mail, approximately  approximately 5’11 and 160 lbs, unshaven face, wearing a gray oversized hoodie and dark jeans. The second suspect was described as a black male, approximately 6’0 and 130 lbs, with short hair and a receding hairline, wearing a gray hoodie sweatshirt

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Atlanta Police  and Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta are asking the public for information on an aggravated assault. A reward of up to $2,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible. Neil Bailey was assaulted on May 13 and, as a result of the injuries, is now in a comatose state needing assistance to breathe with a respirator. The incident occurred in the area of Lexington Avenue and Metropolitan Parkway between the hours of 4 and 5 p.m. Any information on the case can be submitted anonymously to the Crime Stoppers Atlanta tip line at 404-577-TIPS (8477), online 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.

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Decatur Police have arrested Keronte’ M. Anderson, 18, for the attempted robbery of a cell phone at the East Lake MARTA station last month. Anderson held his hand in the waistband of his pants and pretended he had a gun to scare the victim into giving up his phone. The victim refused and the suspect fled the scene.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.