ATLANTA - A man was arrested for allegedly using a large knife to cut a woman's throat in Midtown while stealing her handbag, according to the Atlanta Police Department.
Anthony Greene, 44, was arrested in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina after Atlanta Police tracked the suspect, according to police. The Lithonia man allegedly cut the victim's throat in a March 26 robbery at the pay parking lot at 793 Juniper Street.
Once Greene was identified, police received information that he had traveled to Myrtle Beach. Greene was arrested on April 6, and was transported back to Atlanta on April 11.
Greene has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault and a robbery.
The victim received a 6-inch cut on her throat, which required 17 stitches and medical attention, according to police. Greene fled the scene and was chased by a witness eastbound on 5th Street.
“The violent nature of this robbery in broad daylight made this a priority case for our Robbery Unit,” said Police Chief Erika Shields. “Once again our investigators did an outstanding job of putting this case together and capturing Greene. A lot of the credit goes to the accuracy of the victim’s description which resulted in a very good sketch of the suspect.”
Police say the witness caught up to Greene, and Greene dropped the handbag and attempted to cut the witness with the knife. The witness backed away and Greene fled the scene, according to police.
The witness returned the handbag to the victim. Police say they used a sketch that was produced from the victim's description to identify Greene. He was seen on video camera near the area around the time of the incident, and was positively identified by the victim and witness.