NORTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. - A Roswell mother is still shaken after she said a man with a gun forced her back into her apartment and robbed her as she carried her two small children.
The victim, who asked Channel 2’s Mike Petchenik not to use her name, said it happened Dec. 18 after she arrived back to her Ashley Lane apartment from dinner.
"Somebody knocked at my door and I was thinking it’s my daughter, my older daughter is 12,” she said. “I just opened it and this person was standing up.”
She told Petchenik it was a younger man, who pushed her back into the unit and put a gun to her side.
“I said ‘don’t do nothing,’ she told Petchenik. “’Don’t hurt us.’”
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She said the man told her to be quiet and she feared her two children, an infant and a toddler, might start crying if she screamed.
“I just think he’s gonna kill us,” she said.
The woman told Petchenik she remembered she had an envelope of cash, about $2,500, in her bedroom that was set aside for a New Year’s Eve party her husband was organizing.
“I said ‘I have money. You want money?’
He said ‘ok,’” she said.
“I just grabbed the money and I gave it to him.”
She said she was worried he might try to sexually assault her.
“I said he’s gonna do a rape or something,” she told Petchenik. “Me, not my kids”
Luckily, she said the man quickly ran from the apartment after taking the money.
Roswell poice told Petchenik they assigned a detective to the case, but as of Thursday, had not identified a potential suspect.
The victim told Petchenik she has this message for the attacker:
“I wish, because I don’t like people doing that, because if they want something like that they have to work, get their own things and not hurt other people,” she said.
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