Two Women Robbed At Knifepoint after AthFest

The information in this story comes from the ACC Police Department. An arrest doesn't mean a conviction.


Two women were held at knifepoint and robbed early Sunday morning while returning from AthFest, according to an report.

Police responded to the intersection of Hill Street and North Chase Street at about 5 a.m. Sunday after someone reported a woman screaming for help in the area. Officers later learned that two women had been held at knifepoint and that there were no casualties or injuries. 

After arriving, police spoke with the two victims. One told an officer that they had been walking home from AthFest in the direction of Buena Vista when a man approached them. The women had taken roads they "believed to be 'safe.'"

When the man approached them, one of the women screamed and ran, while the other tried to "play it cool." The man then held out a knife resembling  a switchblade toward her and told her to "give him 'what she had.'" The woman then handed him about $20, after which the man ran towards Milledge Avenue.

The victims described the suspect as black, 5-foot-8-inches tall, with "wild white eyes," short dreads, facial hair and a "fat crack head." He was reported as wearing dark colored pants.

Sabrina June 26, 2012 at 12:01 AM
What is a "fat crack head"? The robber was a crack user and he was fat?
Rebecca McCarthy June 26, 2012 at 02:08 AM
Since this was quoted from the police report, I imagine only the police officer who wrote this down knew waht it meant, because he or she didn't ask for an elaboration, as you or I would have.. So, in answer, I have no idea what it means. Sorry. Will ask the reporter if she knows.
Tiffany Stevens June 26, 2012 at 06:40 PM
The police report didn't elaborate on whether a "fat crack head" meant that he was a crack user who was fat, a person with a fat cracked head, or any other number of ways you could interpret that phrase. But I imagine the victim meant the suspect looked like a fat crack user.


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