A woman cut during a robbery at her apartment building was able to run down her attacker with her car.

The woman arrived at her loft on Mangum Street in Castleberry Hill around 6:15 p.m. Monday. A man runs across the parking lot and forces his way in the front door of the building behind the woman, and when she doesn’t immediately hand over her purse, police said he cut hand her with a knife.

Atlanta Police Department Lt. Jeff Cantin said “He did have a knife. He did cut her hands because she did struggle. She did not give up her purse right away...”.

After cutting the woman, the man got her purse and ran off toward Centennial Olympic Park Drive. The woman got in her car and drove after him. She jumped on the curb to stop him ended up hitting him with the car. 

An unidentified neighbor saw the accident and called 911. “The lady got out of the car and she was bleeding and she starts yelling that she’s been robbed,” the neighbor said. He said the man got up after the car ran into him and kept going. The neighbor then followed him on foot and stayed on the line with police, helping them track him to a lot on Markham Street and arrest him.


Last month someone put a gun in the face of a woman  here at the same Mangum Street building and robbed her. That victim said that the most difficult part for her is coming home in the evening and just getting the nerve up to get out of the car and go to her door again.

Brian Duncan, who has now been linked to three other robberies in the Castleberry Hill neighborhood, , remains in custody at the Fulton County Jail and faces multiple counts of armed robbery and aggravated assault.


Duncan has been positively identified in three Chapel Street robberies from last year on August 17, October 20, and December 23, 2012 where the victims were attacked by a man wielding a brick.

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  • Lastly, get some training on basic self defense and Situational Awareness. There are a wide variety of courses available to help you stay safe. Here are a few suggestions: http://www.superiorsecurityconcepts.com/courses.php