Lt. Eric Dellinger (706) 542-5813
Chief Jimmy Williamson (706) 542-5813
Athens-Clarke County Police (706) 546-5900
This advisory is in reference to several Armed Robbery incidents that have been reported recently to the Athens-Clarke County Police Department.
On March 17, 2015 at approximately 11:48 p.m. two individuals reported being robbed at knife and gunpoint while walking in the area of West Hancock Avenue and North Church Street. The perpetrators were described as two dark skinned black males wearing hoodies, one of which had a beard.
On March 19, 2015 at approximately 12:30 a.m. an individual reported being robbed at gunpoint while walking in the area of College Station Road and College Circle. The perpetrators were described as two black males in their early twenties or late teens, wearing white masks. Athens-Clarke County Police also received a separate report approximately 15 minutes prior to this incident of two individuals fitting this description with white t-shirts covering their faces following the reporting party in the area of Foundry Street and repeatedly asking to use his phone.
There are a number of personal safety strategies that individuals can employ to lessen their chances of becoming victimized under these or other circumstances. Some of these include:
- Always travel in groups when possible
- Always be aware of your surroundings
- Always travel in well-lit areas when possible
- Never display cash or other valuables in public
- If consuming alcohol, consume responsibly and moderately
- Report suspicious activity or individuals to law enforcement immediately
If you have been the victim of a crime or have information about the incidents described here or any criminal incidents that may or may not have been reported to law enforcement, you are encouraged to contact the Athens-Clarke County or University of Georgia Police Department as soon as possible.