Two women were held at knifepoint and robbed early Sunday morning while returning from AthFest, according to an report.
Police responded to the intersection of Hill Street and North Chase Street at about 5 a.m. Sunday after someone reported a woman screaming for help in the area. Officers later learned that two women had been held at knifepoint and that there were no casualties or injuries.
After arriving, police spoke with the two victims. One told an officer that they had been walking home from AthFest in the direction of Buena Vista when a man approached them. The women had taken roads they "believed to be 'safe.'"
When the man approached them, one of the women screamed and ran, while the other tried to "play it cool." The man then held out a knife resembling a switchblade toward her and told her to "give him 'what she had.'" The woman then handed him about $20, after which the man ran towards Milledge Avenue.
The victims described the suspect as black, 5-foot-8-inches tall, with "wild white eyes," short dreads, facial hair and a "fat crack head." He was reported as wearing dark colored pants.