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Man robbed by 5 juveniles

A 20-year-old Jonesboro man reported he was robbed by five juveniles.

Jose Lopez told Clayton County Police he was walking to his 330 Arrowhead Blvd., Highland Vista apartment on Tuesday night and was approached by five juveniles, ranging in age from about 9 to maybe 16. He described them as black.

Lopez said one of the older ones, a boy who looked like he was 15 or 16, stepped forward and pointed a black, semi-automatic pistol at him, police reports show.

He was wearing shorts, a black shirt, a black baseball cap and a black mask. He was about five-feet, seven-inches tall.

As the one masked teen pointed the gun at Lopez, the four other youths took $50 from Lopez's front pants pocket ,and then they ran toward Highland Vista apartment building #32.

Lopez called the police at about 9 p.m.

Anyone with information about the alleged hold-up is asked to call the Clayton County Police at (770) 473-5400.

Bike runs into car

A 14-year-old Forest Park boy ran his bike into a car, Tuesday.

Clayton County Police were initially called at 5:45 p.m., with a report that a juvenile on a bike had been hit by a car, but when officers arrived, they found it was the other way around, police said.

Humberto Romero was riding his green Mongoose bike through the parking lot of Bradford Ridge Apartments, 415 Sylvia Drive. He came out from behind a truck and ran into the front bumper of a 1992 Buick Park Avenue, police reports show.

"It put him over the handle bars," police spokesman Tim Owens said. "We think he was sort of weaving in and out of the parked cars."

Paramedics treated the teen for cuts and bruises, but did not transport him to the hospital.

The Atlanta man driving the Buick was found not to be a fault, and nobody was cited for the incident. The teen was taken home by a parent.

- Daniel Silliman