STONE MOUNTAIN | Two sisters describe fighting off would-be kidnapper | News
STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. -- DeKalb Police are issuing a strong warning for parents.
Officers are still looking for the man, or men, responsible for two attempted child abductions in the past two weeks. Both incidents happened near the Stonebridge Apartment Complex on North Hairston Road, and in both cases, the girls were able to fight off their attackers and escape unharmed.
The first incident happened on February 21st. Eleven-year-old Chyna Brown was walking to school with her sister and two other friends when she said a man grabbed her and forced her to the ground, covering her mouth. When Brown and her friends screamed and fought back, the suspect ran off.
"I started to fight back, and then my friend started pulling him," Brown said. "Then [my sister] Brianna started screaming, let my sister go. That's when we ran away."
Brown's 10-year-old sister Brianna said she turned around and saw her sister on the ground.
"I'm glad she fought back, because my grandma always tells us, if someone hurts you, you should fight back," she said.
The second incident happened 10 days later, on March 4. A nine-year-old girl was walking to her apartment at around 8:30 p.m. when a man grabbed her in the breezeway. Police said he dragged her into a wooded area, where she was able to get away by screaming and kicking.
According to police, the suspect in the first case was described as a black male between 30 to 40 years in age and 5-feet-5-inches to 5-feet-10-inches in height. He was wearing a green camouflage Army-styled jacket with a fur hood, blue jeans, black shoes and his hair in a dreadlocked style.
Police said the suspect in the second case was described as a black male, wearing a black, long-sleeved shirt, black pants, black Nike shoes and a black mask.
Officers do not know if this was the same man, or if the two cases are related.
Anyone with information regarding either incident is asked to call the DeKalb County Police Department's Major Felony Unit at 770-724-7850.