Two Robbed at Gunpoint in Poncey-Highland Kroger P-Lot

Trio of suspects left in orange Honda Passport.

Atlanta police are looking for a trio of gunmen who robbed two men in the parking lot of the Kroger at 725 Ponce de Leon Ave. late Thursday evening.

The victims, who were with two witnesses, told police they parked in the lot around 11 p.m. They were walking to the Masquerade at 695 North Ave. when they were approached by two gunmen in the rear of the Kroger parking lot, nearer to the North Avenue entrance by the truck loading docks.

One of the gunmen approached the two victims and began asking a series of questions according to the report.

They asked the victims where they were from and if they had any money.

As the victims began walking away, the two gunmen — each armed with a handgun — pulled their revolvers, grabbed one of the female witnesses, and demanded money.

The two victims handed over their wallets and mobile phones.

At that point, a third robber pulled up in an orange-colored Honda Passport and drove off with the two gunmen, heading east on North Avenue.

That part of the Kroger lot had no cameras so there are no images of the suspects, but the victims and witnesses gave the following descriptions:

  • Suspect No. 1 — A black male approximately 15 years of age, wearing a yellow t-shirt and armed with a handgun.
  • Suspect No. 2 — A black male approximately 28 years of age, wearing a white shirt, red and black shorts, a red Atlanta Braves hat, and also armed with a handgun.
  • Suspect No. 3 — A black male driving an orange Honda Passport.

Anyone with any information is urged to call 911 or Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404.577.TIPS (8477).

dina b July 15, 2012 at 08:30 PM
Thanks atlgal. Hostility and violence are not confined to young black males in the US. I think sheep dog has a serious issue.
Fourth ward July 15, 2012 at 10:22 PM
We cant ignore the fact there is more crime committed by black males in Atlanta because we live in the fifteen largest African American city in the country. Its not ignorant its factual, go look at the police area of this site mostly black faces. Now if this was the east patch vermont you would see mostly white faces.
t July 17, 2012 at 11:30 PM
I would love to live back in the city again! I moved to Douglasville over 7 yrs ago and the commute is a nightmare because I work in the city. I used to live in Summerhill as a single person and I loved it. This was around 2000-03 and I was afraid of that Kroger too! I shopped at Publix just down the street and it was a better experience! However with the crime it is so hard for me to even consider moving back with kids! I guess were safe because if you cam to my subdivision you'd never find your way out! LOL!
c71inc August 17, 2012 at 11:49 AM
Anjin-San, my 2 cents on the K-roger nicknames: I was told that the Kroger in Buckhead was indeed built on the spot that Limelight once stood. I have lived in Zone 6 for 18 years, and my friends & I always called the Ponce location Ghetto Kroger and the Memorial location Murder Kroger. Ansley was also known as Cruiser Kroger (after the Pacino movie).
Schede Franka August 17, 2012 at 01:13 PM
I live less than a block from the Kroger, and shop there regularly, with my small children. The worse thing that has happened to us, at Murder Kroger, in the five years we've lived in the area is being asked if I'm holding, as I got in my car. I had my seven yr old with me....and we look like the typical middle class white people. The person who asked was a dirty hippie looking guy and his even dirtier girlfriend, both were white. Luckily they were not persistant or violent. However, I do think Kroger should put cameras on the side of the building and to the exit on Somerset. For one thing, cameras are a lot less expensive than a guard, and they don't get bored/distracted. For example, the past thee times I've gone to Deckard's their security guy is playing on his phone and does not even glance up as people come and go. IMO cameras would be money well spent. And, they should not allow people to park infront of the RedBox, because it causes the already crappy parking situation to be even worse.


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