GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Police in Gwinnett County said they need the public’s help in identifying two suspects involved in a violent robbery which led to the stabbing of a jogger.
It happened Tuesday around 7 a.m. at Graves Park located at 1540 Graves Road near Norcross. Gwinnett County Police said two men approached a jogger, blocked him, pulled out knives, and demanded his wallet and phone. Police said the victim was stabbed in the leg despite complying with the armed robbers’ demands.
The incident has park regulars feeling on edge, including Doreasa Greenidge, who told FOX 5 News she will no longer bring her children to Graves Park. "I'm always going to be worried that something's going to happen to my kids when I'm out here," Greenidge said. "You just can't trust people nowadays, it's sad."
Edson Munoz said his wife walked the same pathway, on the same morning, almost at the same time of the robbery; she spotted the trail of blood from the scene, according to Munoz.
"She's not coming anymore," Munoz said. "She got nervous, and I don't blame her, definitely."
The victim told police he chased the suspects to the Regal Vista Apartments in DeKalb County and spotted them getting into a black passenger car before leaving the complex.
"I understand it was a very stressful time for him, and he probably was thinking, 'They just took my money, I have to go get it back,'" said Officer Ashley Wilson with Gwinnett County Police. "However, we want to encourage our citizens to let us do the crime-fighting and just be a good witness."
The victim was treated and released for the stab wounds at an area hospital.
Wilson told FOX 5 News the department will have 24/7 patrols at the park for the near future to assure residents' safety.
Anyone with information in the case should contact GCPD detectives at 770-513-5300 or Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477).