Woman says man robbed her, stomped on her face in Sandy Springs

Credit: Christopher Furlong

Credit: Christopher Furlong

A Stockbridge woman says she was robbed in Sandy Springs by a man who then stomped on her face.

The woman, who asked to remain anonymous out of fear for her safety, said she was attacked late Saturday night.

A man near the mailboxes of the Park at Abernathy Square apartments called to her as she was helping her boyfriend move out of his nearby apartment, according to a Sandy Springs police report.

She described the stranger as a “tall and lengthy” man in his 30s with shoulder-length dreadlocks. One dreadlock had a shell in it, the woman told police.

The man asked if she wanted to buy an Atlanta Falcons T-shirt, but he wasn’t holding any shirts. She said, “No, thank you,” and tried to walk away.

That’s when the man grabbed her and asked if she was single, according to the report.

When the woman said she was just feet from her boyfriend’s apartment, the man with dreads allegedly grabbed her by the hair, threw her to the ground and stomped on her face.

She threw all the money she had on her — $82 — at him, but he didn’t stop.

During the attack, a good Samaritan called out, “Hey, hey” and scared the attacker away, police wrote. The Samaritan drove her to Northside Hospital, where police later took the report.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Sandy Springs police or Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477. Text information to 274637 or visit crimestoppersatlanta.org. Tipsters can also remain anonymous and be eligible for rewards of up to $2,000.

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