Mother with toddler attacked in Woodstock park

- A Jasper mom said she no longer feels safe taking her toddler to the park after a would-be robber attacked her.

Woodstock Police said it happened at Dupree Park on Neese Road around 2:45 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.

Mom Aly Capps said the Hispanic male in a hoodie approached her and said “Ma'am,” like he wanted to ask for money.

"I am really sorry I don't have any money. At this point, he proceeded to grab my purse, jerk it backwards, and somehow as I am pulling away, his hand he gets my face," the young mother remembered.

Ms. Capps sustained facial bruises from the attack, but held on to her 18-month-old-son Kyle and finally took off running, as she screamed.

She said she had just seen an officer patrolling the popular Woodstock park as she was unloading her car.

Woodstock Police said the case is a top priority for them.

"Officers did set up a perimeter and used the K-9 to try and detect a scent, but to no avail," Woodstock Public Information Officer Brittany Page remarked.

Officer Page said the case is a top priority for the department.

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