by: Linda Stouffer Updated:
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga.,None - The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office is looking for new leads in an armed robbery that shook up a local mother.
The woman, who asked not it be identified, was dropping off her child at gymnastics last week when a gunman threated her and took two wedding rings.
"He was up on me within a few seconds of my daughter walking into the gym," she told Channel 2's Linda Stouffer.
The woman said the robber demanded her purse, but she didn't have it, so she said he took her weddings rings, worth about $20,000.
The woman said the robber then told her, "'Go. Turn around. Go now,' and he stood and watched me walk inside. It was nerve-wracking when he had a gun and my back was to him."
The armed robbery happened at the Northwind Gymnastics Center on Industrial Court, near Highway 9.
Captain Tim House with the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office said they have not been able to identify the gunman who walked away.
"We canvassed the area for several hours. We had K-9 out, we alerted neighboring jurisdictions as well and to date he has not been apprehended," House said.
House also said this is a very unusual crime for the area.
Police and the victim describe the man as an African-American, 5 feet 8 inches with a slight build. He was wearing a silver or grey hoodie sweatshirt and was last seen walking towards Highway 9 and McFarland Road.
The gymnastics mom told Stouffer she had never seen the man before.
"I think he was waiting for someone to be in the parking lot alone. What if someone doesn't give him what he wants next time?" she said.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 770-888-7308.
You can also call the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Unit at 770-781-2200 or 770-781-3087.