A person isn't safe anywhere in Atlanta or the surrounding suburbs. Atlanta is gripped in a crime wave targeting wealthy people who display signs of affluence, such as high end cars or name-brand designer items.
A Dalton woman who returned home from a day of shopping at upscale Phipps Plaza was robbed in her driveway by two men who followed her for more than two hours from the mall.
Brittany McEntire told Channel 2 Action News she drove for more than 80 miles back to her home after shopping with her mother, husband, and three children.
After arriving home in Dalton, Ga., two men ran up the driveway and robbed her at gunpoint.
McEntire told Channel 2 that she and her family feared for her life as the men stole 2 Louis Vuitton diaper bags, and jewelry, including her late father's ring.
The robbery, which took less than a minute, was captured on her home's security system.
Surveillance footage shows a man wearing a black hoodie, pointing a weapon at McEntire who was unloading bags from her Cadillac SUV.
McEntire said she was unsure why she was targeted because she didn't have many bags.
"It was not a shopping spree," she told Channel 2.
In other crime news, two masked men in dark hoodies fired "multiple rounds" at a couple walking home to their downtown Atlanta high-rise early Wednesday. The man was shot twice, but the woman was uninjured.
He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in critical but stable condition. Police have no suspects in either robbery case.