• Teen charged in Phipps Plaza carjacking attack


    ATLANTA - Police have arrested a teenager in the case of a woman beaten during a carjacking in the parking lot of Phipps Plaza.

    Atlanta police’s gang unit is working to identify the men seen in a surveillance video attacking a woman walking to her car.

    They have arrested 17-year-old Steven Spigner.

    ’’I don’t want to get into too many details about how we were able to track down or identify this particular person in connection with all these robberies, specifically because this case is still open and ongoing,” Atlanta Police Sgt. Greg Lyon said.

    Spigner is charged with four robberies going back to July 5, Lyon said.

    “In three of the four cases we charged him with, he assaulted a female before either stealing her car or stealing her property,” Lyon said.

    Michelle Wing was walking to her car outside Twist restaurant just after 11 p.m. Aug. 4 when she was attacked.

    “It's scary, very barbaric,” Wing said. “They ran up from behind me, like full-force run, and he didn't say anything, he just punched me in the face.”

    Wing said she started shouting "stop," but one of the men kept striking her.

    “He hit me four to five times in the nose and the mouth,” Wing said.

    Wing has a hairline fracture in her face and a swollen eye, cheek and mouth. The attackers took off with her car.

    Police found her gray 5 series BMW on Monday. It is not clear if the second attacker was also arrested.

    Police told Channel 2’s Ryan Young that investigators are still tracking others in the carjacking spree.

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