Police find Mercedes stolen in Edgewood carjackingThe Edgewood Retail District. Source: Google Maps
Atlanta Police told Decaturish that they’ve located the 2011 black Mercedes ML350 that was stolen during a violent July 5 carjacking in Edgewood.
“Yes. I can confirm that the vehicle has been recovered,” Sgt. Greg Lyon said. “That’s all the info I have.”
A car matching that description was used in a subsequent robbery on East Lake Boulevard.
The crime has spooked residents and shoppers who were already nervous about shopping in the Edgewood Retail District. The attack itself was violent and brazen.
According to Atlanta Police reports, on July 5 around noon, the victim was leaving her black Mercedes Benz in the lower deck of the Target parking garage “and stepped out of the car to go into the store.”
“She stated that as she walked to the rear of her vehicle a black male wearing a green shirt punched her in the head and she fell on the ground,” the police report says. “She advised that the male took her purse and car keys and then stated ‘stay on the ground or I will f*&%ing kill you.’”
She told police she did what the man said. She said the man got in her car, put the vehicle in reverse and she had to roll away to avoid being run over, according to the report.