CONYERS -- Two employees of Rue 21 on Dogwood Drive were robbed at gunpoint and their cars and cellphones stolen as they left the store after closing Wednesday night.
A 24-year-old male employee told the Conyers Police Department that he and an 18-year-old female employee closed the store at 9 p.m. and stayed to clean up Wednesday. When they left at about 11:15 p.m. the employee said he was walking toward his car near Carmike Cinema when he was approached by five black men in a Jeep.
According to the victims' statements to police, two of the suspects jumped out of the back seat of the Jeep. One, who was wearing a goblin mask, approached the male employee, held a gun to his head and ordered him to sit on the curb. The second suspect, who had his face covered by a bandanna, ran toward the female employee, who had already gotten in her car and was texting while waiting for the car to warm up. The suspect reportedly screamed for her to get out of the car, opened her car door, grabbed her and threw her to the ground.
Both victims said the suspects took their cellphones and drove off in their cars. They ran to Carmike Cinema where they called police.
The male victim's car was described as a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. Also taken from him were a cloth bag containing store keys to Rue 21 stores in Lithonia, Snellville, Stone Mountain and Conyers, $400 in cash and other personal items.
The female victim's car was a gray 2008 Pontiac G6. Her purse, personal items and $15 in cash were also stolen.
The victims both said they believed the suspects to be young. One was medium height; the other was described as medium height with an athletic build.