Police: Carjacker stole $400 from victim

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DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - A local woman carjacked at gunpoint is trying to help detectives track down the man she said stole her belongings and withdrew several hundred dollars from her account.

"'I don't want to shoot you. Just lay down.' That's when I laid down on the grown and he cocked the gun and said 'Don't move, just stay there,'” she recalled the gunman told her.

The victim, who for safety reasons does not want to be identified, said he got away with her car, her lap top, her purse, and all of her personal information. She now fears going home and wants to relocate from the Chamblee-Dunwoody area.

The victim said the man came up to her at the mail center at Chatsworth Apartments on N. Hill Pkwy. where she lived, and demanded her car keys, along with her cell phone pass code and ATM personal identification number.

“When someone is that bold to do something like that and does not try to hide their face, they don’t care,” she told Channel 2’s Liz Artz.

The victim’s car was found near the ATM six days after the carjacking Nov. 9.

In a 36 hour-period, the robber tried to withdraw money 15 times from the same ATM. He was only successful once, an unusual move, police said. Images show the alleged robber, wearing a T-shirt with the image of actor Mr. T, at one point attempting to use a Buckhead BB&T ATM with someone else’s debit card.

Rarely do we have 15 different attempts at the same bank,” Chamblee Police Sgt. Ernesto Ford said.

The gunman managed to withdraw $400 before the victim's account was frozen. Investigators hope to get the robber’s finger prints off the car, but with such clear images, they're looking for someone in the community to come forward and identify him.

“This act was pretty brazen. He's either done this before or will escalate and hurt someone," Ford said.

The robber faces a slew of felony charges, including armed robbery and aggravated assault.

Anyone with information is being asked to call the Chamblee Police Department at 770-986-5008 or at 770-986-5000.


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