Search underway for men who carjacked woman, abandoned infant

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — The search is on for the suspects who kidnapped a baby and dropped him off at a gas station. 
The infant's older sister risked her own life to try and stop the suspects.

The 24-year-old woman was thrown from a car after trying to save her baby brother from carjackers.

DeKalb police said two men, one with a gun, forced a 24-year-old woman from her car Sunday night and took off with the infant in the back.

An assistant store manager later found the child on the sidewalk of a Quik Trip convenience store off Wesley Chapel Road just before 10 p.m.

"This is very terrifying to watch a gun getting pointed in your face and watching your baby brother getting taken away and you can't do nothing," the woman, asking not to be identified, told Channel 2's Liz Artz

The woman said Sunday night she was strapping her 8-month-old baby brother into his car seat when two men approached them at The Village at Wesley Chapel apartment complex off Pleasant Point Drive.


Police said the men stole her car and the baby at gunpoint.

"She jumped on the vehicle and was holding on to vehicle,” said Shiera Campbell with the DeKalb County Police Department.

“I couldn't hold on no more. So he slung the car and it slung me off,” the woman told Artz. "All I could think about was my brother. My brother is in that car. I don't care what they do with the car, just give me my brother."

The men ditched the baby a half mile away at the convenience store.

"He drops off the baby on the sidewalk, runs back into his car and just speeds off. He hits a right on Rainbow and we don't see him again," assistant store manager Alex Robles said.

Police are still searching for the stolen car and the armed suspects.

Robles watched the store's surveillance video; he said they found the baby just before 10 p.m.

"No parents, no nobody. I was in shock," Robles said.

Minutes later, the baby was reunited with his family.

"I could have got shot, they could have shot the baby. This could have happened to anyone," the woman told Artz.

Police are not ready to release a description of the stolen car. They say one of the men was wearing a red hoodie at the time.

The store clerk said the other man was wearing a white athletic jacket, but other than that, there was nothing identifiable about the suspect.