Man Robbed at Gunpoint Outside Northlake Mall

The 23-year-old victim was robbed in the parking lot Wednesday morning.

UPDATE, 12:15 p.m.: Carly Dennis, who manages public relations for Northlake Mall, said Friday morning the armed robbery did not happen at Northlake Mall but rather across Briarcliff Road on Publix property near a bus stop. North Druid Hills-Briarcliff Patch is confirming this with DeKalb County police.

An Atlanta man was robbed at gunpoint in Northlake Mall's parking lot Wednesday morning, DeKalb County police said.

A man carrying a black handgun confronted the 23-year-old victim and told him to empty his pockets and turn away at 7:15 a.m., the police report said.

The victim gave the man his wallet and his iPhone, and the suspect ran toward Lavista Road. The victim was not injured.

N.G. January 18, 2013 at 08:56 PM
I agree with Brett. Unless you or someone you love dearly has been a victim of a violent crime, you just don't get it. Trust me. You just don't get it. Period Jonathan. As smart as you are, you just don't get it. It's visceral.
N.G. January 18, 2013 at 08:58 PM
I hit submit before I was finished. I don't mean to be presumptuous to assume that nothing bad has happened to you, but that is my best guess. Until then, it's all theoretical to you, and it's ALWAYS nice to be seen as taking the high road.
Jonathan Cribbs January 18, 2013 at 11:49 PM
I can't disagree with you, N.G. I know very little about a situation like that. That said, I'm not sure you need to to suggest that capital punishment for a person who didn't kill anyone else is extreme.
GES January 19, 2013 at 06:36 PM
Well Said Brett! Put me down as a plus 1 too!
A.J. January 30, 2013 at 06:26 PM
I think what he was really saying we need to be much tougher on crime. It's time people stand up and say enough and if that means 20 people jumping a bad guy during the commission of a crime or people calling 911 as soon as they see something suspect. We must get involved because the criminals think they have us all afraid.


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