Published on June 16th, 2016 |1
2 carjackings: Victims include 70-year-old at Lenox, couple at OK Cafe
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Anita Thomas was approached by a man with a gun in the Neiman Marcus parking deck at Lenox Square. Thomas gave the man her keys and her phone.
“When we got out of the car and I saw him approach me with the gun, I told the girls to run,” said Thomas, as reported to Fox5 Atlanta. “It was my granddaughters that I was terrified for.”
Thomas’ car, a blue 2015 Mercedes Benz, was found later in southwest Atlanta.
In the OK Cafe incident, a carjacker approached a couple in the restaurant’s parking lot and demanded their keys at gunpoint. Police tracked the car, but the suspect got into another vehicle and escaped.
Police don’t know if the two carjacking incidents are related.
Atlanta police report they are deploying more officers inside some of Buckhead’s more popular shopping areas such as Lenox Square. APD’s Zone 2 has a mini precinct office at Lenox Square mall.