Police Search For Cabbagetown Kidnapping, Robbery Suspects

Armed gunmen rob four in Estoria Street home and take a fifth at gunpoint to area ATMs.

Atlanta police are looking for three armed gunmen who robbed four people in the 100 block of Estoria Street late July 3.

They stole mobile phones, wallets and a television from the home, CBS Atlanta reported.

A fifth victim was kidnapped at gunpoint and forced to withdraw money from nearby ATMs.

He returned two hours later. None of the victims were injured.

The kidnapping comes little more than two months after two women were kidnapped at gunpoint in . Police are investigating to see if the incidents are related, CBS said.

Officer John Chafee, an Atlanta Police Department spokesman, gave the following account:

On July 3, around 11 p.m., officers responded to the robbery and kidnapping call on Estoria Street.

Upon arrival officers met with four of the victims who said they were sitting on their porch when three black men armed with handguns approached them. The suspects ordered the victims inside the home and robbed them.

The suspects then ordered the four victims into a room, took the fifth victim and left the scene.

Officers obtained a description of the suspects and victim and began searching for them.

While officers were still at the scene, the fifth victim returned and said he had been taken to several ATMs and forced to withdraw money.

He was then put out of the suspect vehicle, and Good Samaritan stopped to help him and gave him a ride back to Estoria Street.

Investigators are working to identify the suspects; no other details or descriptions of the gunmen were immediately available.

Anyone with information is urged to call 911 or Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404.577.TIPS (8477).

Ormewood Park Mom July 09, 2012 at 07:38 PM
As I said, the new folks expect change in old worn out policies and attitudes. Until that happens, the old guard can have it the "old way" with break-ins, car jackings, etc, but as the new moms continue to move in and continue having more kids, the mama grizzly bears will begin to roar even louder...
Chris Murphy July 10, 2012 at 10:52 AM
Don't feed the troll, Earl.
Ormewood Park Mom July 11, 2012 at 03:51 AM
Chris Murphy is making a complete mockery of a serious incident to once again advance his own agenda of bullying and intimidation. I don't see how concern for a terrible crime has turned so ugly against a family just trying to look after and protect the families of Ormewood Park. This person obviously doesn't really care for our neighborhood. Hopefully people like him will move on eventually. Old worn out attitudes are not acceptable in Grant Park or Ormewood Park anymore.
Ms. July 11, 2012 at 04:06 AM
Chris- I lived in Kirkwood for 2 years, I wouldn't advise anyone I knew to move there. It looks great during the day, but no real quality of life. There's no taking an early morning run, or night walk with the dog or a stroller, forget about it. Not safe. Or there was the time that a pack of dogs rounded the corner at the same time I and my dog did. I ran to the closest the house I passed, banged on the door and the extremely understanding neighbor answered the door with his baseball bat (which I assumed was regular practice), put me and my dog in his backseat and drove us the block over. I shudder to think about what would have happened to us had this "angel" been a creep, or the dogs would have gotten to us. I have seen more than one house on the same street as the fire station, have their pit bulls chilling in the front yard minus any leashes. I tried calling Dekalb animal control about the packs of roaming dogs, they were aware there was a problem, but couldn't do anything about it. If you're determined to stay in the city consider Decatur or closer to Medlock Park where you can at least enjoy your neighborhood.
Chris Murphy July 11, 2012 at 10:41 AM


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