by: Ross Cavitt Updated:SMYRNA, Ga. —
A woman in Kennesaw said she's still recovering from a violent attack in a mall parking lot.
It's one in a series of armed robberies around the Town Center Mall in Cobb County.
According to police reports obtained by Channel 2's Ross Cavitt, the two
robbers were staking out area banks, looking to pinpoint people to rob.
In the violent incident at the mall, the robbers attacked a woman and her small child, shoving the daughter to the ground and putting a stun gun to the mother.
"It bothers me a lot because I was with my little
girl, and she had to see all of that," the mother said, asking not to be identified.
Weeks after the attack, she said she is still shaken and worried.
The woman said the stun gun attack happened after she took out a large amount of money from a Wells Fargo bank on Barrett
Parkway and then took her 3-year-old daughter to the nearby Town Center mall on her third birthday to buy her a present.
"He stun-gunned me here twice, and then he beat me while my little girl was watching. And he push me down to the ground. I hit my head really
hard, and he left with the money," she said.
She said the attack left her stunned. The first thing she remembered was frantically looking for her daughter.
comes, 'Mommy, mommy, I'm scared,'" The mother said.
Her attack was one of at least three along busy Barrett Parkway. A visiting professor leaving the same Wells Fargo was attacked and robbed earlier this year.
The manager of a nearby Subway was attacked while returning from the bank with some change.
Police in Smyrna
said they caught the suspects, Chuck Maxwell and Marion Peters, last week as the two staked out a bank, sitting in a car without a license plate.
When Cavitt showed the woman their pictures, she picked out Maxwell as her attacker.
She told Cavitt while
angry and out a lot of money, she worries most about her daughter.
"Her, she's little; she doesn't
understand, and I try to help her out. I tell her, 'No, it's OK, not everyone is bad. There's some good people,'" the woman said.
Both suspects remain in the Cobb County Jail as the investigation continues. They face multiple felony counts of robbery. They also face a charge of cruelty to children for committing a crime in front of the 3-year-old girl.