ATLANTA -- Two armed robberies capped another rough couple of days of crime in Midtown this weekend. And this, after Atlanta police and city officials made high profile efforts last week to bring down crime that has plagued the area since midsummer.
On Penn Avenue Sunday, three cars parked adjacent to each other had windows replaced with plastic and tape. Residents said thieves broke into eight cars overnight on the street.
Just blocks away, Anna Nelson was the victim of an armed robbery. 2am Saturday, she was just a few steps from her front door when two men pulled guns on her and her boyfriend.
"They both had handguns," Nelson said Sunday. "And they just started yelling at us telling us to give them everything we had." Nelson said they got wallets, phones and a watch. They were unhurt in the robbery.