Attempted Abductions In Edgewood

May 2 2012

From CBS Atlanta News. Note that these incidents took place in Edgewood, just a couple of blocks south of Dekalb Ave - in other words, very close to Candler Park. Be safe, everyone!

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Two women escape attempted abductions in southeast Atlanta

May 2, 2012 7:24 a.m.
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Jocelyn Connell/CBS Atlanta

ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) - Atlanta police are looking for a man who kidnapped a woman Wednesday morning and attempted to kidnap a second woman, just minutes later.

Both incidents happened around the Moreland Avenue area in Southeast Atlanta.

The first attack took place at 2:30 a.m. in the 100-block of Mayson Avenue. Two women were sitting on the front porch when they noticed a man walking back-and-forth. Suddenly, he ran up onto their porch and grabbed one of the women by the arm. He indicated he had a gun and then managed to drag her up the street into the trunk of his car. She kicked her way out of the vehicle while it was going down the road, suffering only a few cuts and bruises.

Thirty minutes later, only a few blocks away in the 1100 block of Hawthorne Street, police say the man attacked again.

He tried to grab a woman walking down the sidewalk. She screamed and hit the man, and a neighbor came outside. That's when the attacker ran away.

Atlanta Police believe both attacks are related since they happened in the same area, just minutes apart.

Police also said the man is dangerous.

"Both of the attempts took place within 30 minutes of one another, so that basically tells us he's determined to succeed in this action," said Captain Adam Lee III, spokesperson for the Atlanta Police Department.

Lee said they are looking for a black male in his 20's, 5'8" with a slim build, short dreadlocks, and wearing a blue hoodie. He was driving a dark colored sedan.

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