2 children were playing outside; a man with a gun walked up and robbed one, police say

The Atlanta Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a suspect who asked to borrow someone’s phone to make a call before stealing it.

Police said a suspect pictured wearing a black beanie and white T-shirt robbed someone of their iPhone 13 just before 6 p.m. at a home on Honeysuckle Lane in southwest Atlanta.

When officers arrived at the scene, they met with the victim’s mom and young victim.

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The victim said he was outside playing with a friend when the alleged thief asked to use his cell phone. He allowed the suspect to use his phone and a short time later, asked for it back, but the suspect showed a gun on his waistband.

The suspect then ran away from the scene before police were called.


Information can be submitted anonymously to the Crime Stoppers Atlanta tip line at 404-577 TIPS (8477) or online at www.StopCrimeAtl.org. You do not have to give their name or any identifying information to be eligible for the reward of up to $2,000 for the arrest and indictment of the suspect.

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