ATLANTA - Police have released new surveillance video and suspect sketches in a violent attack on an Atlanta elementary school lunchroom worker. They hope it will help them solve the crime.
Earlier this month, police were dispatched to Boyd Elementary School in northwest Atlanta after a cafeteria worker told officers she approached her vehicle in the school parking lot and saw a man inside her car holding her purse, which she had placed underneath the seat. The Atlanta Public Schools worker struggled with the man, grabbing her purse, but he wouldn't let go. The suspect jumped into a waiting vehicle that took off speeding out of the parking lot, dragging the victim as she held on to her purse.
Police said the woman released her belongings only when the men fired at her. The getaway driver fired two gunshots at the victim and she let go of her purse, falling onto the street in front of the school.
"When I heard the shots it kinda scared me," said a witness. "When I turned around I could see the girl falling to the ground."
Atlanta police said she suffered some abrasions, but wasn't taken to the hospital.
"I think more than the injuries she is pretty shook up about what happened," said Atlanta Police Sergeant Gregory Lyon.
The pair sped off in a tan Honda Accord, but police said the school employee was able to see their faces. Police hope new sketches will help lead to arrests.
The getaway vehicle was last seen traveling east on Perry Boulevard. Anyone with information is asked to contact police.