Woman scuffled with would-be robber at Publix in Buckhead, police say

According to Atlanta police, the woman said an armed man approached her Tuesday in the parking lot of the Publix shopping center on West Paces Ferry Road at Northside Parkway.

Credit: Henri Hollis

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According to Atlanta police, the woman said an armed man approached her Tuesday in the parking lot of the Publix shopping center on West Paces Ferry Road at Northside Parkway.

Credit: Henri Hollis

A woman said she was held at gunpoint by a would-be robbery Tuesday afternoon in the parking lot of a Publix in Buckhead.

The woman said the man approached her around 12:35 p.m. at the Publix shopping center on West Paces Ferry Road at Northside Parkway, according to Atlanta police.

She told Channel 2 Action News the man targeted her diamond wedding ring. She said as she was trying to back out of a parking space, he opened her car door and grabbed her arm.

The man brandished a firearm and demanded her belongings, a police spokesperson said in a statement.

“A brief scuffle ensued between the victim and suspect, but the victim was able to flee from the suspect,” the spokesperson said. “The suspect then fled on foot.”

The woman, who did not want to be identified, was scratched up, but no items of value were taken, according to police. She told Channel 2 her instinct was to fight him when he grabbed her arm.

“I’m very, very thankful I got through this safely,” she said.

The gunman has not been identified, and investigators are still looking into the circumstances surrounding the incident, the spokesperson said Wednesday.

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