ATLANTA (FOX 5 Atlanta) - An apology after an armed robbery. That was the bizarre end to a crime in East Atlanta. The victim says the crook stole from him at gunpoint but insisted it was for good reason. Evidently, the crook wasn't sorry enough to give him his stuff back. Instead, the victim says the man told him he had to rob him so he could pay his bills.
The victim's grandmother says to make matters worse, someone robbed her in the same area a couple of months ago. She tells FOX 5 News she's fed up with folks who steal others' hard-earned money and valuables.
The woman's grandson was a victim of an armed robbery Wednesday night at Moreland and Seaboard avenues. He told Atlanta Police he had just gotten off a MARTA train and was on his way to Kroger when a man stopped him and asked for the time.
According to the incident report obtained by FOX 5 News, the man then looked down at his Apple Watch. Suddenly, the stranger pulled out a silver pistol and demanded his phone and wallet. Before running off, the victim told investigators the armed crook said he was sorry and needed the money to pay bills.
The armed robber is described as a light-skinned black male, 6 feet tall, slim build, with short hair shaved on the sides. He has several tattoos on his face and neck as well as a tattoo of a wing on his head.
The grandmother believes she and her grandson were robbed after thieves distracted them. She says someone asked for cigarettes before stealing her purse.
Police are still trying to track down the man in this latest crime. Anyone with information should give them a call.