DeKalb GA December 2 2019
DeKalb Police responded to two attempted abductions that occurred around busy shopping centers in north Decatur during Thanksgiving week, according to a spokesperson for Emory Healthcare.
DeKalb Police have only been able to confirm one incident so far.
One incident occurred at Suburban Plaza and North Decatur Square where someone forwarded a security alert sent to employees at Emory Decatur Hospital.
According to the alert, on Monday, Nov. 25, at 9:35 p.m., an employee of the hospital was the victim of an attempted carjacking and abduction while picking up food at North Decatur Square on North Decatur Road.
The alert from DeKalb County PD is as follows:
“The DeKalb County Police Department is seeking the public’s help to identify a person of interest in connection with an attempted kidnapping.
On November 25, 2019 at approximately 9:10 p.m. an unidentified male attempted to kidnap a 24-year-old female who was sitting in her car near Bad Daddy’s Burger located at 1575 Church Street, Decatur, Ga. The victim was able to get out of the vehicle and run for help.
The victim described her attacker as a Hispanic male, 40-50 years old, 5’00”-5’02”, 130-135lbs, with short black hair, wearing a black jacket, dark pants, black hat, and armed with a black rifle. The male was last seen driving away in a grey four door vehicle.
Anyone with information about this incident should contact the DeKalb County Police Department at 770-724-7850 or Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS(8477).”
The Emory spokesperson confirmed the security alert and its contents. Emory’s alert also included a reference to a similar incident at Suburban Plaza, but DeKalb Police did not have any information about it.
According to Emory’s alert, “When Police responded to investigate, and it was discovered that a similar incident was reported at Suburban Plaza, across the street from Emory Decatur Hospital.”