A Morehouse College student found himself trying to figure out how to get home for a funeral after he was carjacked Thursday morning.
Atlanta police are searching for the carjackers and the 2007 Chevy Uplander van that was taken from the student in Southwest Atlanta, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported.
The victim, a 20-year-old political science major, was taking a break from studying at the campus library for midterm exams in the early morning hours on Thursday when the criminals robbed him.
“Fortunately, he was not injured. He handed over everything. We are actively looking for (his) vehicle,” Atlanta police Capt. Reginald Moorman said.
The robbery happened when the student returned to his off-campus residence from picking up food at a Cook Out restaurant. At about 4 a.m., two men wearing hooded sweatshirts approached him. At least one of them had a gun. In addition to taking his car, the robbers also grabbed his cellphone and wallet. The student walked to the Morehouse security booth to report the incident.
“We feel bad that anyone is victim of a crime, but this one kind of hits home because he told me he had just lost a relative and he was preparing to get back home. That was his method of transportation to get back to New Orleans. Our heart goes out to him and his family,” Moorman said.
The carjackers reportedly had two accomplices, according to Fox 5. Two other suspects were in a vehicle that pulled up to the student’s car before the two men jumped out and robbed the student. Investigators are hoping to find nearby surveillance video that could help them identify the criminals.
Meanwhile, folks have offered to help the student get home to his relative’s funeral, the AJC reported.
Assisted Living For Old Felons: Photos From Bill Cosby's New Prison Homes
1. SCI Phoenix Prison
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.@CorrectionsPA says Bill Cosby will stay at SCI Phoenix in Skippack, Montgomery County to serve his 3-10 year prison sentence. DOC says “He is being housed in a single cell in a unit adjacent to the infirmary.” @KYWNewsradio pic.twitter.com/8LZlOZ75Db— Jim Melwert (@JMelwert) September 26, 2018
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“Our quest to create a humane space where we can bring about positive change and keep communities safe.” - Rev. Ulli Klemm. SCI Phoenix dedication. pic.twitter.com/CiGrwDFHGz— PA Department of Corrections (@CorrectionsPA) June 2, 2018
3. Cosby's prison mates at SCI Phoenix
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The move from Graterford to Phoenix has resumed. Here's a picture from 7/14/18. Inmates moving into the west side of the facility - SCI Phoenix has East & West sides separated by centrally-shared areas - food services, work, education, treatment, etc. pic.twitter.com/saM9QwmCH5— PA Department of Corrections (@CorrectionsPA) July 15, 2018
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This is where Bill Cosby is going to prison Bill Cosby will serve three to 10 years for sexual assault at SCI Phoenix in Pennsylvania. Here's a look inside the maximum-security prison. https://t.co/E2A5xn3ezF #Video #USRC pic.twitter.com/zLrHvTHwkC— Top U.S. & World News🗽 (@USRealityCheck) September 26, 2018
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Good morning from SCI Phoenix, the state prison in eastern Pennsylvania where inmate William Henry Cosby spent the night.— A-riff-on Frankenstein (@AFrancoTX) September 26, 2018
Prison officials tell us he got a jumpsuit, blanket, sheets and a hygiene kit just like every other inmate. #CosbySentencing pic.twitter.com/qXA0qzTq3Y
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I’m at SCI Phoenix where Bill Cosby is spending his first night as a convicted sex-offender. Prison staff tell me he’s finishing up his dinner of baked meatballs with rice, whipped potatoes, green beans and gravy. #CosbySentencing #cosbysentence #Cosby @NBCPhiladelphia pic.twitter.com/uVkkLqMXHm— Denise Nakano (@NakanoDenise) September 26, 2018
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Informative tour at Laurel Highlands SCI today with Judiciary Committee pic.twitter.com/4HbzFVZp36— Sheryl M. Delozier (@RepDelozier) August 10, 2016
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