EAST POINT, Ga. - East Point police believe they’ve caught the men responsible for at least two beatings and carjackings of women.
In both cases, the women were approached as they came out of a doctor’s office to get into their cars.
Nearly two weeks later, one of the victims, who didn’t want to appear on camera, still has bruising all over her face and her nose was bandaged after a recent surgery.
East Point police say the woman was leaving Life Cycle Ob/Gyn & Pediatrics on Felton Drive when she was attacked. Police say the suspect took the victim’s purse and keys and made off with her car.
Police on scene were able to locate the vehicle at a parking lot of a Family Dollar on Sylvan Road by using LoJack, a GPS-like tracking system.
When police approached, they said the attackers were still with the vehicle.
They arrested a 14-year-old boy, 18-year-old Demontae Boykin and 24-year-old Dexter Ogletree.
Police said the men may be linked to another carjacking that occurred outside a health care clinic off Cleveland Avenue in East Point.
“I was home in the kitchen and I heard the screams, so I ran to the window and I saw the woman, in medical scrubs, she was screaming, “ Chalette Griffin, a witness, told Channel 2’s Rachel Stockman.
According to police, the suspects grabbed the victim’s pocket book and began striking her. They got away with her 2002 Grand Marquis.
“Oh my goodness, oh my goodness, I am just glad they were caught,” said Griffin.