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Woman robbed at gunpoint walking to job in downtown Athens

By Joe Johnson

A 30-year-old Athens woman recently reported that she was robbed at gunpoint as she was walking to her job downtown.

According to police, the woman said that she was on her way to work at Holiday Inn Express on West Broad Street at about 4 a.m. Saturday when two men at the corner of Broad and Pope streets began following her. They reportedly stopped her as they arrived at Howard’s Body & Paint Shop and as one of the men stuck to the back of her neck what she believed to be a gun, the other patted her down and removed a cellphone that was tucked into her bra strap.

The woman told police that she was then shoved to the ground.

She described the suspects as black men who could have been in their 20’s or 30’s, one being over 6 feet tall and wearing a red hoodie with a dog and “Bull” on the front.

The other suspect was said to be shorter, with a teardrop tattoo on his face and a possible scar over his eye.

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By the description of these thugs, it's likely that a few dozen people in Athens know exactly who they are. This could help find and arrest them. The problem is that friends of criminals don't read Classic City News or any other news source. They have other interests, including work and play. How do we 'force feed' this news to the community that might be able to help?


Athens + Darkness = Dangerous!


Good description of the creeps.

Hope they get caught.

Probably a violation of their probation which will result in more probation.

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