Woman Robbed at Gunpoint at Northlake Mall

The Monday afternoon robbery occurred in front of the Macy's store at the mall.

A woman was robbed at gunpoint in a parking lot Monday, according to the North Briarcliff Civic Association.

From an email the association sent out Thursday evening:

When: Monday, Aug 20 at approximately Noon
Where: Parking Lot in front of at Northlake
What: Young woman robbed at gunpoint when she opened her car door. A man wearing a baseball cap & glasses pulled into a spot near her, jumped out, aimed a gun at her stomach and took her car keys, purse, and phone. The man was young, Asian or Hispanic. She said it was hard to tell because of the glasses and cap. No additional details available.

Safety Tips At the Mall:
Avoid shopping alone. Walk with other shoppers if you can.
Always be aware of your surroundings.
Park close to the mall entrance.
If an incident occurs, give the police as accurate of a description of the person as you can remember. (Tips for being a good witness are on the NBCA website)

The association said the report came from another unspecified Neighborhood Watch group.

Antonio August 27, 2012 at 07:49 PM
hmmm, i am a resident in miami, FL and frequent the north lake mall when i stay in the tucker area for work, seems like a pretty nice mall and im comparing to miami standards, maybe some more security is the answer! im hoping that some mall camera caught the incident? if not, then maybe the mall should invest in a security video system, cant stop em but atleast identify these hoodrats.
Kathleen Wetli August 28, 2012 at 03:09 PM
Hey if you want to knock down every establishment that has an armed robbery in Atlanta, this city would be empty, LOL!
Oh, I don't want it to be knocked down because of crime. I know that crime happens everywhere. I want it to be knocked down and a new / updated mall put in its place. 1980 called. They want their mall back. People want to shop at stores that they've heard of before, that's all. If you put good shops there - the shoppers will come! The surrounding area has done great things recently. It's time for Simon to put some time and money into that property. There is no reason that we should have to shop in Dunwoody or Buckhead or even in another county when we all want to shop right here in our own community.
Livsey Mom August 30, 2012 at 11:37 PM
I drive to Perimeter. Northlake Mall has gone nowhere but downhill. Even the larger names such as Macy's and Kohls are still very limited as to what they carry in their stores due to the square footage. I wish I enjoyed shopping there, but I don't and most of the surrounding community doesn't either. Update please!!
T Anthony January 03, 2013 at 01:18 AM
My truck just got broken into last Saturday at Northlake Mall and the security there doesn't seem to care.I wonder if this happens frequently?


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