Police searching for suspects in GSU campus robbery


Police at Georgia State University are searching for two suspects who robbed a woman at gunpoint on the school’s downtown campus.

The 25-year-old woman had just finished taking photos at the Shaky Knees Festival at Centennial Olympic Park on Saturday evening.

“I love it down here. It’s a really cool part of town. I’m not going to let that ruin it for me,” Nichole, who only wanted to be identified by her first name, told FOX 5’s Morse Diggs.

She was headed home along with thousands of others, but soon the crowds thinned and she found herself almost alone.

"A couple of guys turned onto Decatur [Street] and started walking behind me, but I didn't think anything of it," said Nichole.

That’s when she said the two men zig-zagged and ran at her.

“I made eye contact with one of them, they both ran at me and the one guy that was in the green polo, like grabbed my arm and the backpack that I had on and yelled 'Give me your bag!' said Nichole. “And then the other guy that was in black pointed a gun at me.”

She was able to flag down two Georgia State University police officers, but not before the two men made off with her her belongings, including a backpack with her wallet, an expensive camera, and other items inside.

"I just didn't want to die. It felt like it happened in a split second and all I just all I kept thinking about was ‘I didn't want to die.’ I just gave them my stuff because things can be replaced, but you can't really replace your own life,” said Nichole.

Both men are described by police as being black, between ages 18 and 25, 5’6” tall and weighing 150 pounds. The first man was wearing a long-sleeved black shirt and black pants at the time and the second was wearing a lime green polo shirt and white cargo shorts.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Georgia State University Police at 404-413-2100.

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