Two instances of armed robbery and one aggravated assault of crime have been reported on East Campus from early to mid May. All crimes were reported on separate occasions.
May 2 at 3:35 a.m., a student reported an aggravated assault to the Georgia Tech Police Department on Techwood Drive between Bobby Dodd Way and North Avenue. According to the student, a man approached the victim and his friend. The subject was a black male in his 20’s, approximately 5’9” and 170 pounds. He was reportedly wearing a pink/purple splatter colored shirt.
After a brief discussion, the subject pulled and pointed a hand-gun at the victims, asking them to reveal the contents in their pocket. Soon afterwards, a red/maroon sedan picked up the subject and drove away.
In a separate instance on May 23 at 1:50 a.m., three students were reportedly robbed at gun point by two black males on Brittain Drive.
One male was described to be approximately 16-18 years of age, 5’5” tall with short hair. The second was about 6’1” tall and was wearing a grey/black hooded shirt and a mask.
The two subjects exited a red sedan holding two other individuals, and demanded the students’ belongings. The subjects then returned to the car and drove off, last being seen traveling west on North Avenue.
The second instance of armed robbery occurred on May 14 at 11:50 p.m. A non-Tech affiliated male reported that three black males in a Honda Civic approached him in the North Avenue tunnel area. The three subjects all of the victim’s belongings, and the victim complied. The subjects then drove off. Only one subject was described; he was a black male in a black puffy jacket and a hat.
In each reported crime, no one was injured; however, the subjects in each crime have not been identified or arrested yet.
With the increase of violent crimes on West Campus, students and faculty traveling on East Campus at night should be cautious.
“I think it’s important for students not to exclude themselves from the danger… People should be extra careful when they’re walking around,” said Mike Koh, a third-year Biomedical Engineering Major and former resident of North Avenue Apartments.