Kirkwood man beaten, robbed in front of home

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 11, 2014
An Atlanta Police vehicle. Source: Wikimedia Commons

An Atlanta Police vehicle. Source: Wikimedia Commons

This story has been updated. 

A Kirkwood man returning home from work on the evening of Dec. 10 was beaten and robbed by two men, Atlanta Police said.

According to APD, the victim arrived at his home in the 300 block of Leland Terrace Northeast. He had just gotten out of his vehicle and was on his front porch when two men attacked him.

“(The victim) struggled with the subjects and was hit on the top of his head with a hard object several times,” the report says. “(According to the victim), his wife stated she heard the struggle from inside the location and ran out and noticed (the victim) on the ground, while noticing one subject running from the location that could only be identified in detail as black male, 5’5 – 5’7, skinny jeans, black hoodie with grey and blue sweater over the top.”

The suspects took a laptop in the bag the victim was carrying over his shoulder then ran south on Leland toward a dark colored 4-door sedan, then drove south toward Wisteria Way.

“(The victim) had visible injuries to the top of his head where he was struck by the subjects,” the report says.

Clarification: The police report contains conflicting information about the street address. People familiar with the incident have provided more specific information, and this story has been updated.

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  • kevin

    I believe it’s Leland Terrace NE, not SE.

    • Okie doke. The report has it written both ways, but I defer to the recollections of the folks living around this area. Thank you. Story has been updated.

  • G Buck

    I’m sure it’s just a couple of guys upset about the recent police brutality hype, you know, expressing themselves. We just need to #empathize more with our hashtags and our t-shirt slogans.

    Sorry – but this kind of brazen assault, and the recent Decatur murder, is exactly why I’m perfectly happy with a strong, even borderline aggressive if necessary, police presence. It’s all a dispassionate, hypothetical discussion until you’re the random sucker with a bashed skull or a bullet hole where your lungs used to be, and your family celebrate Christmas at a hospital bed or a funeral home.

    • Graybeard

      “It’s all a dispassionate, hypothetical discussion until you’re the
      random sucker with a bashed skull or a bullet hole where your lungs used
      to be, and your family celebrate Christmas at a hospital bed or a
      funeral home. All from a police officer who will walk.”

      You do realize your world you want to live in replaces the criminal with the police officer as the cause of violent attacks, right?

      • G Buck

        That’s obviously a hyperbolic stretch – We’re not talking about Gestapo or NKVD.
        I challenge you to compare the number of murders and violent robberies to the number of police attacks on “supposedly” innocent civilians. You will realize then you’re using a few overly publicized examples against the staggering number of violent crimes perpetrated against *real* victims, like this poor man who was brutally attacked in his own front yard.
        On balance, I’d prefer to better defend untold thousands of innocents and risk a rare (admittedly tragic) police error, overreach or accident.
        As analogy, we do the same math with travel everyday. We know small percentage of people will die in aircraft accidents, and we do all we can to prevent them, but we haven’t given up the on the undeniable benefits of air travel. I prefer the undeniable benefit of stronger policing.

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