Car found after woman beaten, carjacked at Phipps Plaza

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ATLANTA - Police have recovered the car taken in a brutal attack at a Buckhead mall.

Atlanta police are still searching for the men who beat and carjacked a woman outside Phipps Plaza.

 The woman was leaving Twist Restaurant late on the night of August 4 when she was attacked.

“She was approached by two males who demanded her vehicle. They not only took her car, but beat her before doing so,” said Atlanta Police Sgt. Greg Lyon.

Surveillance video shows the woman walking to her car. Seconds later, two men start running in the woman’s direction. As the victim tries to open her car door, she is hit in the back of the head.

Investigators say the men told her to give up her keys or they’d shoot her. Police say she gave up her keys, but the men still beat her.

The men also stole her purse. Police were able to track the robbers through the woman’s stolen iPhone, but the men eventually turned the phone off.

The attackers took off in the woman's silver BMW, with Ga. tag BLA 8978.

Police said the woman has visible injuries to her face and was taken to the hospital by emergency workers.

The Atlanta Police Department showed Channel 2’s Ryan Young crime numbers that show the Phipps Plaza parking lot is usually a safe area. The plaza has its own security patrol.

Phipps Plaza mall released this statement that said, “Phipps Plaza mall management is working closely with the Atlanta Police Department in the investigation of an incident that took place after mall operating hours.”

Police have, since then, found the car and are looking through it for clues.


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