Two men, believed to be white and in their late teens or early 20s, entered the South Park Street Texaco station around 2:30 a.m. and demanded the cashier empty the register.
One of the men assaulted the woman by punching her in the right eye. This same man emptied the register of its cash. The other acted as lookout and stood near the south door, where the men entered and exited.
Once the money was taken from the register, the two men exited the station and ran south across a field toward Cross Creek Apartments on Brock Street.
Capt. Chris Dobbs with the Carrollton Police Department said the department’s K9 unit had tracked the two men through the field toward the apartment building when the dogs lost the two men’s scents.
Dobbs said the two men probably had a vehicle parked in the apartment building’s parking lot, which they used to flee.
Police are studying the video surveillance for more clues about the identity of the two men.
The man who assaulted the woman was around 5 feet, 9 inches tall and was estimated to weigh 170 pounds, wearing blue jeans and a black T-shirt, the victim said. This man had blonde or light brown hair.
The man who acted as lookout was more heavyset, the victim told police. He was around 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighed an estimated 200 pounds, wearing blue jeans and a light T-shirt.
Both men were wearing red bandanas over their faces.
If anyone has any information about this incident, please call CPD at 770-834-4451, or place a tip anonymously by calling CrimeStoppers at 770-838-7867 or by going online to www.tipsubmit.com/
In other crime news, a 2-year-old child was found in the middle of a Carrollton street, dodging cars and causing drivers to swerve to avoid him.
The boy, the child of 41-year-old Edith Moralez, of Carrollton, was found on Alabama Street Friday afternoon by a woman who collected the child, took him to a nearby gas station and called police.
When police arrived, the complainant told them she had been driving down Alabama Street when she saw the child off the curb and in the roadway. The boy was darting between cars, forcing the drivers to swerve, Dobbs said.
When the police arrived at Moralez’ apartment home nearby, she told them that she was unloading groceries out of her car when the little boy ran off. By the time she had gotten inside and put away all the groceries and discovered her son was missing, she said, police knocked on her door.
Upon further interviewing with Moralez, her story changed, Dobbs said.
“She then confessed that she had lied and told us that she had actually been inside the house with her kids and had went to the bathroom, when the boy went outside without her knowing,” Dobbs said.
Moralez has been charged with one count of reckless conduct. Dobbs said the act was obviously unintentional, and she was not found to be under the influence of any alcohol or drugs.