• DeKalb family has brick thrown through window after carjacking

    By: Richard Elliot


    BROOKHAVEN, Ga. - A DeKalb County family carjacked inside their Brookhaven apartment complex is worried for their safety after someone threw bricks through the windows of their neighbors' apartment.

    The family asked not to be identified, but said two to three masked men armed with "really big guns" carjacked their Chevrolet Tahoe as they stopped at the apartment complex dumpster Monday night. In addition to the driver, they said his wife, twin 4-year old boys and 7-month-old baby were in the SUV when it happened.

    "She afraid," said a neighbor who translated for the mother. "So afraid. She's thinking they can come back and do something bad to her family."

    Late Thursday night, a neighbor said someone threw bricks through his living room and bedroom windows. Flying glass struck one of his children on the forehead. He went to the hospital but should be OK. Residents in the apartment building off Briarwood Road think the carjackers tried to intimidate their victims into silence but threw the bricks through the wrong windows.

    "He's really scared," said the translator. "They're afraid because the children were crying because they don't know what happened."

    The carjacking victims said they never got a good look at the culprits because they wore masks. They are all hoping they can move into different apartments.

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