ROSWELL, Ga. - A 13-year-old girl was robbed at gunpoint while she was sitting in a car waiting for her parents who were inside a grocery store. It happened at the Kroger on East Crossville Road in Roswell.
Police said the girl was in the car with her baby brother when the man walked up to the car, pointed a gun at the girl, and told her to hand over the purse.
"Robbed at gunpoint while she was sitting in the car and her father was inside shopping," said Roswell Police Officer Lisa Holland.
Investigators said moments before the robbery the same man shoplifted cases of PowerAde from the store. Oddly enough, the teen's father was walking in at the time and saw the man struggling with the drinks. The father, not knowing what the man had done, gave him a hand.
"The man accidentally dropped some of the drinks on the ground and the father of the victim helped him pick up the drinks and handed it to him," said Officer Holland.
Since both dad and daughter had an encounter with the guy. They were able to give police a description. They told officers he was a black man, between 35 and 40 years old and was driving a red 2-door pickup, possibly a Chevy.
"I hope they find him. I hope they find him. It's shocking and that poor child, that had to be traumatizing," said George Griggs who shops at Kroger.