ATLANTA - Police are looking for an alleged brick-wielding robber who authorities said is linked to at least five parking garage attacks.
Atlanta police showed Channel 2's Amy Napier Viteri surveillance video from October, when a man rushed out and attacked a woman walking in her garage. He
"It's horrifying. I think a stranger stepping out of the shadows, which is what happened. I think that's kind of everybody's nightmare," Allison Parker said.
Parker said it's a nightmare she experienced last March. She's the first of five women Atlanta police believe the man targeted in the parking deck at her condo building on Chapel Street.
"(I) Looked over my shoulder and saw this guy literally stepping out of the shadows with his arm cocked back and a brick in his hand," she said.
Parker said she quickly ducked the brick, threw her purse and phone and ran inside.
Viteri showed her video from an August attack on another neighbor. Police said the man used a brick in this case, too. Video showed him hit the woman several times. He
"I know that she had some lacerations under her eye; a big knot on her head," Atlanta police Lt. Jeff Cantin said.
Police said the man they are looking for is
"We're worried now that it could be escalating. We did have a case where on Peter Street somebody similar to this description did use a gun in this last incident," Cantin said.
"I think for a lot of us we don't feel safe. We feel like we're sitting ducks and we're waiting for it to happen again," added Parker.
Police said they have increased patrols in the area to try to keep residents safe. They've also handed out a suspect description to officers who work this area to be on the lookout for this man.