DECATUR, Ga. -- Decatur police are on alert. And they are warning people who are downtown at night that armed robbers are on the prowl.
Four times between February 7 and March 15 in downtown Decatur, women were held up at gunpoint.
All four of the armed robberies took place at about the same time at night, between 8:45 and 9:15.
In each case the victims tell police that two men approached them, showed a gun, robbed them, then ran away.
Three of the victims were by themselves.
The other case involved two women who were walking together when the men robbed them.
The crime spree is reminding residents to sharpen their common sense, urban defense smarts.