A Lawrenceville woman alleged that her friend's ex-boyfriend robbed her by gunpoint in unincorporated Norcross last week.
The incident occurred around 9 p.m. June 3 at an apartment complex on the 6700 block of Colchester Place, according to the Gwinnett County Police report.
The woman, 27, told officers that her friend asked her to drive her to an ex-boyfriend's house at the Colchester address. When they got there, the woman agreed to go inside with her friend.
After letting the women inside the apartment, a man started arguing with her friend and demanded that she owed him money. Feeling nervous, the woman asked her friend if she could wait in the car.
The man immediately turned his attention to the driver and told her that he didn't like people going in and out of his house. Walking toward her, he pointed a gun at her and started making threats.
He told her that if she didn't give him the money in her wallet, he would "pistol whip" her "beyond recognition." He added that he would take her car and everything else she owned, too.
So that he wouldn't hurt her, she gave him the $100 in her wallet, she said.
He then turned back to her friend again, which gave the victim a chance to leave. She told police that her friend left with a group of girls in a white Explorer while the suspect stayed behind.
She gave police a description of the man, whom she believed goes by the nickname Devon. He also drove a red Mustang, which was in front of his apartment.
Officers knocked on the door of the lit apartment, but no one answered. An officer then checked the Mustang, which had been moved a few apartments down, and found a woman sitting inside.
The woman, 25, of Lawrenceville, told police that she was waiting for her male friend who goes by the name Tommy or "D." She confirmed that he lives in the same apartment they had been knocking on, and she was actually inside when the incident allegedly occurred. She claimed to be unaware of the robbery because she was upstairs, but she admitted to hearing women arguing.
She told police that she was confused because Tommy was acting strange. At one point during the incident, he grabbed her, took her outside and told her to wait in his car. He moved the Mustang away from the apartment, she said.
She allegedly saw him go back inside and then run out the backdoor with a bookbag traveling along Graves Road.
The reporting officer believed "Tommy" was the suspect, but when the officer checked the license plate of the Mustang, the car did not appear to be registered to him.
According to the woman in the car, she described "Tommy" as a white, bald man with a large black tattoo on his upper arm. She also told police that they were old friends who had once dated, and she only was visiting.
Also mentioning the tattoos, the victim described the suspect as a white male, 160 pounds and being 5'8". She told police that she knew her friend would buy drugs from the man, but she believes their visit that day had nothing to do with drugs.
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