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Fayetteville police closing in on Kohl's attacker

Fayetteville police now have video footage of a man who attacked a Fayetteville woman Saturday morning in the parking lot of the Kohl's Department Store at the Fayette Pavilion just after 10 a.m.

The video depicts the assailant using the victim's credit cards to purchase gas at several service stations in Clayton County, police said.

Police also are saying they believe the attacker may have had a getaway vehicle waiting in the parking lot of Dick's Sporting Goods, and that he may have tried to rob someone there a few minutes before he walked to Kohl's and committed the attack.

The assailant was described as a black male between 16 and 20 years old, between 5'7" and 5'9" wearing black pants, a black shirt over a red shirt, black shoes and a black baseball cap with a red bill and logo. The assailant grabbed the victim by the collar and threw her to the ground, then took her purse and fled on foot toward Pavilion Parkway. The victim suffered injuries to her arm and neck, according to reports.

Fayetteville Police and Fayette County sheriff's deputies searched the area but were unable to find the suspect.
Anyone with information is asked to call Lt. Mike Whitlow at 770-461-4441.

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