ATLANTA -- Police are investigating a woman's report that she was raped on the side of a northwest Atlanta road.
The crime happened July 25, after the victim tried to catch a MARTA bus. She told police she missed the 5:45 a.m. bus, so she went inside the BP convenience store in the 1100 block of Chattahoochee Avenue to buy cigarettes. She was approached by the suspect when she left the store.
According to a police report, the suspect asked the victim for directions to Downtown Atlanta. They walked to a covered MARTA bus stop together. The suspect then produced a handgun and pulled the victim into a ditch by the side of the road.
The victim told police the suspect held his gun to her eye and raped her. Afterward, he stole the victim's backpack, which contained her identification, a debit card, a MARTA card and $10 in cash.