Editor's note: Valencia Hudson, public safety liaison for Atlanta City Councilwoman Natalyn Archibong, issued the following crime alert:
EDGEWOOD — On Jan 17, 2013 at 10:23 p.m., a carjacking call came up at 1255 Caroline St.
The victim was accosted as she was exiting her parked vehicle in the parking lot of Ross Department Store.
Three black males were staged up hiding behind a wall adjacent to the store.
When the victim exited her vehicle to go into the trunk the one suspect, armed with a black pistol approached her and demanded her car keys and her cell phone.
The victim stated that she tried to get back into her vehicle as the suspect pointed a handgun at her and stated, 'give me your car,' then stated, 'give me your phone' before striking her in the face with a closed fist and pulled her out of the vehicle.
The suspect got into the vehicle and backed up out of the parking space, and then the other two males jumped in and fled.
The vehicle was seen heading south on Moreland Avenue but was not located.
The victim sustained a minor laceration to her lower lip, but she refused treatment.
The vehicle was a 2008 silver Ford Focus with a Georgia license of AZP8798.