Atlanta police are looking for a man who allegedly robbed a Georgia Tech student this weekend near Tech Square.
The incident occurred around midnight Saturday morning, Oct. 29, according to an online crime alert. The student told police that he was walking westbound on 5th Street near West Peachtree Street when he heard a noise behind him.
“As he turned to look, he was punched in the face and placed in a headlock by an unknown male,” says the alert. “The male removed the student’s wallet from his pocket and ran eastbound on 5th Street.”
The student was not injured.
Police describe the suspect as a black male who is between 5-feet, 11-inches and 6-feet, 2-inches tall with an athletic build. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, dark-colored jeans and a black skull cap.
Since Sept. 30, there have been 10 incidents reported in the vicinity of Georgia Tech, according to online crime alerts from the institute. Here are other recent crimes:
- On Oct. 27, around 9 p.m., a female employee at Tech reported a man snatched her purse while she was walking on State Street, near 11th Street in the Home Park neighborhood. The woman sustained minor abrasions, according to the institute.
- On Oct. 22, around 4:45 a.m., three people told police they were robbed at gunpoint by three men in a green Nissan sedan on Wallace Street, between Tech Parkway and Marietta Street. The victims are not affiliated with the institute, Tech says.
- On Oct. 15, two students were assaulted with a deadly weapon in two attempted robberies.
- Early in October, three female students reported they were assaulted on Tech’s campus.
Georgia Tech spokesman Matt Nagel in an email Sunday said the Atlanta Police Department is investigating the most recent crimes since they occurred off campus. He said he could not comment further.
Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to call Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-TIPS.