A woman who was just robbed in a Walmart parking lot in Lawrenceville did her own collateral damage by hitting the suspects' vehicle with her own car.
According to the Lawrenceville Police report, a 43-year-old local woman was walking to her Honda Accord around 9:38 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Walmart at 1400 Lawrenceville Highway. She entered her vehicle, two masked, armed men approached her and said, "Give us all you got."
She gave them her iPhone and her handbag, which contained cash, jewelry, and credit and debit cards. The suspects then fled on foot.
In a state of panic, the victim followed the suspects in her car. As the suspects entered a Honda Civic, she struck their vehicle.
The two men, with the addition of another man who was already in the car, abandoned the car and ran away on foot.
Police checked the suspects' vehicle in the system and it turned out to be stolen out of Gwinnett County.
While the suspects weren't the best people, the end of the incident proved that there are some good people in the world, too: A number of witnesses confirmed the victim's story to police, and her phone was recovered at the scene as police were finishing up the incident information. A customer found it in the parking lot and gave it to a Walmart manager who then left it with customer service.
The suspects who robbed the victim were both black, between 16 to 20 years old, and were wearing dark-colored clothes with black skull caps. They each had black handguns. The third suspect in the car was tall and he wore a white T-shirt and sweatpants.