ATLANTA - Police are investigating the second carjacking of a Morehouse College student in less than a week.
Victim Deaven Rector says he was studying for midterms at the library until the early morning hours Tuesday before the carjacking took place.
Rector says he parked at his apartment at 955 Founders Drive in the College Town apartments when a tall, slim man with dreadlocks, chains, a gold grill and a face he’ll never forget approached him soliciting drugs. Rector says he declined and that’s when the man pulled out a gun and told him to get out and empty his pockets.
“I am shocked still at the moment. Having a gun pointed to your face, having someone say get out the car before I shoot you is…literally the worst thing you can hear, especially at 5’clock in the morning, getting ready for a midterm in 4 hours,” Rector told FOX 5.
Rector worked with Atlanta Police to locate the car with "Find my iPhone" a couple of streets over in a gated parking lot in the same College Town apartment complex at 1005 Baldwin Street.
Atlanta Police say it’s possible the carjacking Thursday is connected to Tuesday’s crime.
The time, place and suspect description are nearly identical.
Morehouse College issued a statement that said in part, “We care about the safety of our students and are thankful that no one has been injured in these southwest Atlanta neighborhood incidents. We have asked Atlanta Police to increase community surveillance and patrols in the area.” it goes on to say, “we will remain vigilant during this investigation and keep in close contact with the APD until these suspects are apprehended,” the college statement concluded.