Police: Supposed used car sale turns into armed robbery

A supposed used car sale went wrong after Decatur police say it turned into a violent robbery.

The robbery happened on Friday night at around 11:41 on the 200 block of Robin Street, the Decatur Police Department shared the story on Facebook. 

According to officials, the male victim was told by a teen who helped him move his car he just got repaired about another vehicle that was for sale.

When the victim and a female friend got to Robin Street to look at the car, the teen told him not to get out and look at the vehicle because his mom was nearby and asked for the money. The man refused, asking for a test drive and, once the teen denied his request, began to drive away, police said.

The teen waved the man suspect and seemed to relent about the test drive. However, when he drove back, police say a second suspect armed with a handrun appeared and shot at him.

Police said the suspect stole the woman's purse, then ordered the man to the ground and fired at least three more shots before searching the man's pockets and fleeing.

Thankfully, no one was injured in the robbery.

Police described the teenage suspect as being around 17 years old with a slender build and short hair. He was wearing the white shirt and black hat. The second suspect was either in his late teens or early 20s with a medium build. He was wearing a black sweater and carrying a handgun. 

If you have any information on the crime, Decatur police ask you to contact Investigator Tiffany Edwards at 678-553-6664 or Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta at 404 577-8477.