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Ormewood Park Woman Mugged In Driveway

Victim said she was getting groceries from her SUV when two robbers accosted her.

A Woodland Avenue resident was mugged by two men in her driveway just before 5 p.m. Monday, Atlanta police said.

The 58-year-old Ormewood Park woman, who lives in Woodland's 1000 block, told police she had had just pulled into her driveway and was collecting the grocery bags from the trunk of her SUV when she was accosted by two teens.

The bandits, who were between 16 and 18 years of age, ran up to her and grabbed her hands, demanding her car keys.

The victim screamed for help and clutched her keys while kicking her attackers.

After a brief struggle, the two robbers fled, but not before taking her Coach purse, which contained a credit card, driver's license, house keys and cash.

The robbers ran toward a four-door, black Chevrolet pickup truck that was waiting down the street and escaped.

The truck had a temporary tag in the rear window. One of the teens had an orange sleeveless shirt; the other was wearing a a red shirt and white shorts, police said.

Anyone with information is urged to call 911 or Atlanta Crime Stoppers at 404.577.TIPS (8477).

Allen Robinson May 08, 2012 at 06:29 PM
It's too bad she wasn't armed and able to shoot them both! Either choose to be a defenseless victim when prey strikes or choose to have a fighting chance of surviving the attack. She was lucky she wasn't killed.
echo May 08, 2012 at 06:49 PM
i guess its "media biased" to describe the perps,which in itself is a crime.i dont care if they are purple,green while, black,mexicali,asian whatever ,when some one does something wrong the good citizens have a right to know the description as to know what to watch out for....as i said it is a crime in itself ..
Péralte Paul (Editor) May 08, 2012 at 07:09 PM
Hi, Echo: It's not about bias. It's about giving people information that's useful. Just saying two black teens or two white teens. . .isn't useful information. The more specific the information or description, the better. To say, "police are looking for an Asian man who walks with a pronounced limp," for example, gives more of a description that's useful to the public than giving saying "police are looking for an Asian man."
paul stanley May 08, 2012 at 09:05 PM
i care about what they look like. i am glad to know what colour they are
Anjin-san May 08, 2012 at 11:16 PM
Peralte, when I see stories such as this one in the media, I want as much info as possible about the attackers. I know it isn't always possible to give a detailed description (...Witnesses say he was 5'10", shaved head with a Gorbachov birth mark, had the names & pictures of his children Huey, Duey, & Lewey tattooed on his arm, works at Kroger, goes by the name of Ray, and lives with his momma on Memorial Drive...), but leaving out available visual physical information frankly does raise the suspicion of bias. I find the info you did provide (orange shirt, white shorts/red shirt) kind of worthless, since people change clothes. Physical characteristics don't change, unless you've got a boatload of money for cosmetic surgery. And if you are robbing ladies coming home from the grocery store, you probably don't have a boatload of money. I look to the Patch as a relevant, local, info source. Please don't start self-censoring and turn this into the Virginian-Pilot.
paul May 09, 2012 at 01:28 PM
Peralte, I see your point and I don't necessarily disagree with your position; however, IMHO, your own words in your article don't really support your argument. As pointed out by Anjin, you did provide a description of the clothes the kids were wearing and you provided their suspected ages. I assume you did this in case there was a bystander who may have seen these kids and could provide useful information. What other use is there for that type of information? However, by not providing all available information, such as their skin color, you leave the door open to someone misidentifying the wrong people potentially causing harm to those innocent folks. Thus, your reporting would cause harm rather than be of service to the public. I think it is your duty as a journalist to provide ALL information that may be helpful to the public (and especially to the victim) in getting bad guys off the street, no matter if the information may have the secondary affect of supporting negative stereotypes. By the way, according to a neighborhood email that reported a witness's description said the following: "Vehicle was, per XXX, a black F150 double cab pickup with dealer plates - the driver dropped of the two guys near the victim's house and went further down the street to await them -- XXX saw three black boys, one in an orange shirt."
Péralte Paul (Editor) May 09, 2012 at 11:09 PM
Thanks for your perspectives Paul Stanley, Anjin-San and Paul: I appreciate your viewpoints and will keep your observations in mind for the future.
Brian Andrew Deerfield May 11, 2012 at 01:35 AM
HOLY SH*T, I SEE A GUY WEARING A RED SHIRT - CALL THE COPS!!!! PP, thanks for this worthless article.

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