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6 early morning robberies reported in Midtown Atlanta

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Atlanta police are investigating a series of pedestrian robberies that happened Tuesday morning in Midtown. Police believe the robberies are connected and are now looking for two of the four alleged thieves.

CBS46 News has learned the order of the robberies:

  • 80 Peachtree Place NE at 6:07a.m.
  • 100 14th Street NE at 6:23 a.m.
  • 441 16th Street NW at 6:39 a.m.
  • 375 18th Street NW at 6:40 a.m.
  • 881 Peachtree Street NE at 7:16 a.m.
  • 882 Adair Avenue NE at 7:28 a.m.

"The victims say that the suspects all drove up in the silver vehicle and at that point, two of the suspects would exit the vehicle armed and demand their belongings," said Atlanta police officer Donald Hannah. CBS46 has learned they took purses, backpacks, laptops, anything they believed to be of value. Each time they got away in a silver Hyundai Sonata.

Police said an officer spotted the car on Cleveland Avenue and followed them to Banks Street in southwest Atlanta, which is a dead end street. An officer tried to pull the car over, and that's when the suspects tried to get away and backed into the police car.

Two of the alleged thieves were arrested, while the other two were able to get away on foot. 

CBS46 is working to obtain additional information and will provide updates as new information is learned.

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