Police search for Green Hills mall attacker

Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at 11:45pm
Staff reports

Police tell Channel 4 News a teen who was waiting for help with his car Tuesday afternoon at a Green Hills movie theater was mugged and shoved into the trunk.

The 18-year-old victim, they say, was waiting for AAA on the bottom floor of the parking garage near movie theater around 2 p.m. when the attack occurred.

Police describe the two suspects as black men in their mid-20s, one had longer hair with dreadlocks. They were driving an older, white sedan with rust spots.

"The teenager was there waiting for help," Kristin Mumford, police spokeswoman, told Channel 4. "These two decided, 'Well, we have a moment here; maybe we can rob this individual.'"

Someone on the second level of the garage heard the man hitting the trunk from inside and let him out.

The attack comes after a March incident in which a 62-year-old man was attacked while he walked in the Dillards garage at Green Hills mall.

Anyone with information call the West Precinct investigators or Crime Stoppers at 74-Crime.