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Police investigating rash of carjackings in Midtown Atlanta

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Atlanta Police believe a string of carjackings and armed robberies are connected. They think the same crew could be responsible for six crimes since Monday - four carjackings and two armed robberies.

They've happened in the Midtown and South Buckhead areas since Monday, all of them between five and seven in the morning.

The latest two incidents happened Wednesday morning. A man was carjacked in his driveway around 6:30 a.m. as he returned home from the gym. 

"I can’t emphasize enough to be aware of your surroundings, I live in a cul-de-sac in a quiet neighborhood where you expect nothing like this to happen," he said. "I’m lucky that I’m here so one thing I would say is just give them all your stuff and let them take your car.”

A woman was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday morning while she sat in her car at an apartment complex on Piedmont Avenue.

Paul Sullivan was carjacked in his driveway Monday.

"They just were like, on me 'give it up, give it up, give it up, everything," said Sullivan. "I'm like window was still down, car was running."

He tried to fight back, thinking the gun was fake.

"I turn around and run back up to my truck to get an axe, and I turn around and that's when he starts shooting at me," said Sullivan.

Thankfully they missed, but made off with his silver Infiniti. On the same day crooks carjacked Paul, two miles away from his house on Montgomery Ferry Drive, another driver says a man dressed in all black with a gun, made him drop his keys. He and another crook took off in the silver Toyota 4-Runner.

A witness who tried to call 911 was robbed at gunpoint.

A half mile from that location on Tuesday morning, a driver was going to the gym in the Ansley Mall shopping center. Two men approached him, one had a gun and demanded his keys and stole his red Infiniti.

Atlanta police say if it happens to you, try to stay calm and cooperate.

"When someone is armed, you don't know their state of mind, you don't know what they're after, if they just want your car, give it to them, you know, you have insurance," said Carlos Campos with Atlanta Police.

Deputy Chief Jeff Glazier said, "Clearly these suspects don’t have a moral compass. These are not crimes that we see very often in the city of Atlanta where people are actually targeted at their residences so that’s why we’re taking it very seriously and we’re bring in all these resources to try to make an arrest.”

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