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Robbers shove grandmother carrying child

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Robbers shove grandmother carrying child

Photo by Dan Whisenhunt
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Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

A grandmother was holding her granddaughter and walking down West Ponce de Leon in Decatur, Ga. when a group of men attacked her and stole her phone, according Decatur Police Sgt. Jennifer Ross.

The incident happened Sunday afternoon and occurred in the 200 block of West Ponce. Police responded to the call around 3:12 pm.

“The victim reported she was walking and carrying her granddaughter and looking down at her phone. She observed a group of four to five black males walk past her and one of the males from the group came up behind her, pushed her and snatched her phone from her hand and dropped something else on the ground,” Ross said. “The male then fled on foot. Officers located two empty screwdriver packages on the ground that were later determined to have been shoplifted items from a nearby store. The victim described the suspect as a young black male wearing a white hoodie with gold writing. Further investigation revealed the identity of the suspect, a 16-year-old from Decatur, who already has outstanding warrants. Additional charges are pending.”

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