Rue 21 employees robbed, cars stolen

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.


henrystamm 2 years, 10 months ago

That is what is coming with the liberal socialistic and money grabbing property owners by promoting stupid and outright dangerous real estate rules by incompetent and corrupt politicians. You get what you voted for Rockdale. Newton politicians it is still time to stop that criminal attitude, May Be!


Kornbred 2 years, 10 months ago

I don't know what the heck Henry is talking about, but, all I can say is you need to head on down to your nearest gun dealer and buy yourself a baby Glock (smaller version). Preferably a .45 caliber, .40 caliber or 9mm. Then, go to your county courthouse and apply for a "concealed carry permit". It'll cost you a small administrative fee, your fingerprints and in about a month you'll have it. Then, if you're walking through a parking lot toward your car, minding your own dang business after shopping at your favorite store, spending your hard earned money and 5 young thugs approach you with the desire to take ANYTHING away from you, you can whip out your Glock and let 'em know it ain't happening tonight, boys!


jwm1955 2 years, 10 months ago

If the liberals get thier wish we won't even be able to protect ourselves from Obamas thugs (welfare thevies) . It is tme for We the people stand up for our rights, the politicians get their pockets fat while robbing taxpayer money. What will it take people to bring the U.S.A. back the way it is suppose to be ? Everybody that voted for the liberals should be impeached.


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