Atlanta police are asking the public for helping identify a woman suspected in at least four armed robberies in recent weeks.
But despite the pattern of a lone woman bandit, the descriptions of the gunwoman vary. And she might be pregnant.
On Oct. 6, a Walgreens clerk said a woman robbed the store after canceling a purchase. He described her as pleasant until she said, “I’ve got a gun and I want your money.” She took approximately $200 out of the register before escaping in a gold Nissan Maxima.
The clerk described her as a “very pregnant” Hispanic woman, with a Spanish accent, donning a large, red cape.
On Oct. 19, a CVS clerk said a woman she described as a regular customer and as African-American robbed the store of about $180 after advising her to be calm and showing her a pistol wrapped in baby’s cloth. The woman calmly left the store but has not returned since the robbery, according to the incident report.
The woman is described as wearing a multi-colored scarf, a dark-colored coat with a fur collar and gray jogging pants.
While the clerk described the woman as black, a surveillance video indicated she also might be Hispanic, according to the incident report.
On Oct. 14, the owner of Tima’s Hair Braiding got into a wrestling match with a woman after she said the female robber pulled a pistol. In her case, the robber aggressively approached her, pulling the pistol from her waistband and pointing it at the store owner, who said she reacted by grabbing the gun.
The store owner managed to disarm the woman and pull off her shirt before the robber fled in a gray car driven by a man. The .32-caliber revolver turned out to be unloaded and in poor condition, according to the incident report.
There was no mention of pregnancy in the report. The dark blue shirt was taken for evidence.
Most recently, a pregnant woman wearing a red shawl, white shirt and black pants robbed a Big Brother Grocery with a handgun.
Despite the varying descriptions, police believe the same woman may have committed all four robberies and possibly more. Police ask anyone with information to contact the Crime Stoppers Atlanta tip line at 404-577-TIPS (8477), go online to www.crimestoppersatlanta.org or text the tip to CRIMES (274637). Tipsters do not have to give their name or any identifying information to be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.
Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.
Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.