Man robbed at gunpoint at gas station

By Linda Looney-Bond


Clayton County Police are investigating an incident, in which a man was robbed of cash and his vehicle, at gunpoint, Sunday night, outside a College Park gas station.

Police say Brian Bowen, 25, had parked his car at the Phillips 66 gas station at 5780 Riverdale Rd., in College Park, and went inside to buy orange juice.

"Bowen advised that upon exiting the store and returning to his vehicle, he was approached by a black male who was armed with a black handgun," according to a police report.

Bowen said the armed man demanded the keys to his Kia Optima, and also took $600 cash from Bowen, according to Lt. Tina Daniel, a spokesperson for the police department.

"The subject [Bowen] had just come from a nearby Wachovia bank," Daniel said.

The suspect fled the scene in Bowen's 2004, silver, 4-door, Kia Optima, according to the police report.

Bowen described the suspect as approximately 24-25 years old, about 5 feet, 8 inches, to 5 feet, 9 inches tall, with a slender build, and dreadlocks or braids, the police report states.

The suspect was wearing a hooded sweatshirt, and black pants, and may have been left-handed, according to the report.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (404) 577-8477.