ATLANTA -- A woman was able to chase down a man who stabbed her during an armed robbery in Castleberry Hill on Monday night, and who wasn't new to robberies in the area.
Sgt. Greg Lyon said officers responded to Mangum Street on an armed robbery call around 6:30 p.m. Officers learned from the victim that she had arrived home, parked her vehicle in the parking lot of the apartment complex, and took three bags toward the entrance of her home.
While returning home, she saw a male dressed in dark-colored clothing running toward her from across the parkling lot.
Lyon said she ran down the main hallway, but the suspect had entered the building behind her. He tried to take her bags, but she fought him. During the struggle, the suspect stabbed her in the hands with a knife.
He took two of the three bags and ran out of the building. The victim got back in her vehicle and drove toward where she last saw the man. She found him just after, drove onto the sidewalk and blocked him before her vehicle made contact with the suspect.
According to Lyon, he continued to run, but officers were already on the hunt due to help from an anonymous citizen. Officers took the suspect into custody without a fight around 400 Markham Street.
Officers found the suspect was armed with a knife and had property of the victim in his possession.
The victim was treated on the scene for injuries to her hands, but would not allow officers to take her to the hospital, Lyon said.
The suspect, 23-year-old Brian Duncan was charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault and possession of a weapon during the commission of a felony.
On Friday, Atlanta police determined that Duncan was involved in three other robberies in the Castleberry Hill neighborhood. Those crimes happened on August 17, 2012, October 20, 2012 and December 23, 2012 at 425 Chapel Street.
Duncan is now being held at the Fulton County Jail, facing multiple counts of armed robbery and aggravated assault.