- Lauren Foreman The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Police are looking for three armed men who robbed a man outside a DeKalb County gas station and carjacked a woman seconds later at the same location.
The crimes occurred outside the Texaco in the 2500 block of Gresham Road.
According to Channel 2 Action News, the men got out of a black Toyota Corolla and robbed a man filling up his gas tank. The victim has not come forward to report the crime to police.
However, surveillance video captured the carjacking, which occurred about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, the news station reported.
The carjacking victim, who asked to remain anonymous, told police she had just driven to the station when a car with three men inside pulled up next to hers.
They got out of the car with guns, ran up to her vehicle and told her to “get out” of her vehicle, according to a DeKalb police incident report.
Instead, she immediately shut the door, Channel 2 reported.
“I'm trying to lock my door and grab my gun at the same time," the woman said.
One of the armed men told her he would shoot if she refused to hand over her keys, according to the report.
During the encounter, the men punched her and took her white Chrysler 300, which was later recovered in East Point.
“I'm so blessed I wasn't shot," she said.
Police are asking the man who was robbed to come forward.
Anyone with information about the robbery or the carjacking is asked to call DeKalb police. Tipsters can also remain anonymous, and be eligible for the reward by contacting Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, texting information to 274637 or visiting crimestoppersatlanta.org.
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