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Another woman attacked off Briarcliff Road


Posted: April 13th, 2009 @ 4:00pm

Source: Atlanta Journal

In the third such incident in the past 25 days, a woman was attacked Saturday off Briarcliff Road in DeKalb County, police reported.

All three assaults have occurred within a three-mile radius, but authorities havenít yet linked the cases to one suspect.

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DeKalb County news The latest incident occurred at 5:30 a.m. Saturday. An unidentified woman had just returned home when a man forced her inside her apartment in the Park at Briarcliff apartment complex on Druid Valley Drive.

DeKalb police spokeswoman Bettina Durant said the woman was physically attacked and robbed.

The victim was taken to an area hospital. The extent of her injuries were not known, but they were not life-threatening, Durant said.

On Tuesday afternoon, exactly one mile away, a woman was sexually assaulted as she moved into her apartment at the Marquis at Briarcliff on Gables Way. Her masked attacker apparently was lying in wait inside the apartment, police said.

On March 17, a man wearing a mask and gloves grabbed a 54-year-old female jogger from behind on Southland Vista Court at Briarcliff and stabbed her several times.

The suspect in Saturdayís attack was not wearing a mask, but his face was covered, Durant said. Police canvassed the area Saturday afternoon and have stepped up patrols along Briarcliff Road, she said.

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