According to the Atlanta police, the woman was walking to her car from the East Atlanta Village Farmers Market shortly after 8 p.m. Just before reaching May Ave. where her vehicle was parked, she was approached from behind by three black males, one of whom pulled a black handgun and pointed it at her chest.
According the police report, the victim then raised her arms and dropped her purse and groceries to the ground while the suspects began to pat her down and asking where her phone was.
Shortly after, the males picked up her bags and purse, ran towards the intersection of May and Patterson avenues, and jumped into a dark colored minivan and sped off.
The victim stated that she had $2,000 in cash in her purse that was her mortgage payment. A witness sitting in a car nearby told police that she saw the males with the victim and then saw them run away and get in the van.
The victim, who was not injured, described the all three suspects as being between 15 and 20 years old, standing approximately 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8 in height, and with a medium complexion skin tone.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Crime Stoppers. Any information on the case can be submitted anonymously to the Crime Stoppers Atlanta tip line at 404-577-TIPS (8477), online www.crimestoppersatlanta.org or by texting CSA and the tip to CRIMES (274637). Persons do not have to give their name or any identifying information to be eligible for the reward of up to $2,000.