From police reports dated July 13 through July 26.
The following information was provided to the Buckhead Reporter by the Zone 2 precinct of the Atlanta Police Department from its records and is presumed to be accurate.
2000 block of Peachtree Road, NE – An aggravated assault was reported on July 18. A man said he was on the elevator and two men were talking in a foreign language. They looked at him and punched him in the face. He began fighting with the two, and a third man came and began shooting and stole $130.
1800 block of Piedmont Avenue, NE – An aggravated assault was reported on July 19. A man started an argument with the victim while inside the location. When the argument escalated, the suspect took out a knife and repeatedly slashed at the victim’s torso. The victim used “defensive tactics” to deflect the attempt, which caused him to receive minor cuts to his left index finger and left palm. Units responding to the call were able to stop the
2900 block of Piedmont Road – An aggravated assault was reported on July 21. A woman and a man were outside walking their dog when the man went to ensure his vehicle was secured. When the man approached the vehicle, he noticed the door was slightly ajar; he closed it and heard something behind him. When he turned around, he saw a man standing behind him near the dumpster. The man encountered the woman and their dog as he was being chased by the suspects. The dog began barking at the suspects, and was shot in the head. The suspects continued to chase and shoot at the woman and man. It was at that point the woman realized she had been shot. The occupants inside a hotel room overheard the shots, looked out the window, and saw the woman and man being chased by the two suspects and opened the door. As the two entered the threshold of the door, the occupants of the room slammed the door, catching the suspect’s arm; he continued to shoot into the room.
1800 block of Cheshire Bridge Road, NE – An aggravated assault was reported on July 23. A man pulled a black handgun from his waistband when the victim asked the suspect to close his vehicle door to allow him to pass. The suspect and occupants fled the
2400 block of Coronet Way NW – An aggravated assault was reported on July 23. A woman said her sister struck her in the head with a shoe when she became upset she couldn’t find any Xanax to purchase at the location. The victim reports blacking out during the incident. The suspect fled in a white minivan.
1400 block of Defoors Drive, NW – A pedestrian robbery was reported on July 14. A man approached a woman as she was walking to her condo unit, pointed a handgun at her and demanded her purse, keys and jewelry, before driving away with her vehicle.
2500 block of Piedmont Road, NE – A pedestrian robbery was reported on July 16. When a man walked out of the Waffle House and into the parking lot, the suspect approached him with a 9mm gun. The suspect said, “Don’t do anything stupid.” A gold chain and Rolex watch were stolen from the victim.
1400 block of Ellsworth Industrial Boulevard, NW – A commercial robbery was reported on July 16. As the victim left the building, a man who told him at gunpoint to go back inside. A second man jumped the fence from a neighboring business, and the victim and the suspects entered the building. The suspects escorted the victim into the manager’s office and into the cash office, and took money from the tills. The suspects then ordered him to open the safe. One of the suspects removed money from the tills and the safe, placed it into a black plastic bag, and placed the bag into a trash can. The second suspect took the victim back into the manager’s office and ordered him onto the floor. Once on the floor, the suspect kicked him in the mouth, causing a laceration to his inner lip. Units arrived as the suspects were attempting to exit the building. One of the suspects fled on foot through a rear door. The second suspect initially attempted to exit by the front door carrying the trash can with the money, but upon seeing police, he dropped the trash can, fled through the building and exited a rear
3600 block of Peachtree Road, NE – A commercial robbery at a drugstore was reported on July 18. A man carrying a small, semi-automatic handgun entered the business and waited in line to purchase a bottle of water. When the clerk opened the cash register, the suspect pointed the handgun and said, “I want all the money out of the register.” The clerk complied, and gave him $115. Upon receiving the money, the robber left the store. Police canvassed the area but did not locate him.
200 block of Pharr Road, NE – A pedestrian robbery was reported on July 22. Suspect #1 exited the front right passenger side of a dark-colored BMW 5-series with an older model handgun as a woman entered a driveway. The suspect said,”Give me everything and don’t move.” The woman began running toward an adjacent business yelling, “He’s got a gun! He’s got a gun.” Suspect #1 took the male victim’s briefcase that contained a laptop. Another suspect exited the driver’s seat of the vehicle and emptied the man’s pockets, taking a cellphone, wallet and approx $40. The suspects re-entered the vehicle and fled north on Peachtree Road.
3100 block of Peachtree Road, NE – A commercial robbery was reported on July 24. A man asked to use the bathroom, and stayed inside for a few minutes. After he went inside the bathroom, the employee entered the area behind the counter and waited for him to exit. When the man exited, he walked up to the counter and stood near the cash register. When the employee walked up to the cash register to see if the man was going to make a purchase, he pulled up his shirt and removed a pistol from his waistband. He said, “Give me everything in the register,” as he held the pistol low near his stomach/waist area. The employee gave the suspect $225 from the register. The suspect was last seen running away.