Another mugging reported at Lucky Shoals

NORCROSS - A mugging attempt of a man at Lucky Shoals Park on Saturday night resulted in no injuries, but the suspects were able to evade police through the victim's warning.

The victim, who was walking along a park trail, told police he was approached at approximately 8:30 p.m., by four black men in dark clothes.

The tallest suspect approached the victim and asked to borrow his telephone.

When the victim told the suspect he had no phone, another suspect screamed, "What you got? You got some money?"

The victim was then asked to empty his pockets and take off his shoes to prove he didn't have any money.

Afraid for his life, the victim did as they wished, but did not produce any money, the report said.

When the suspects walked away, the victim told them that he had passed a police officer patrolling the park before the incident, to which the suspects said 'Thank you' and fled the area.

The police report did not specify whether the tip was intentional, accidental or done so out of fear, but when the victim found the police officer to report the incident, the men were nowhere to be found.

Police refer to this type of crime as use of intimidation.

All four suspects range in age from late teens to early 20s, the report said.

Two of them are approximately 6 feet tall, 170 pounds, while the two others are approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall and 150 pounds.

Lucky Shoals Park has been the scene for at least three other mugging attempts which have resulted in violence in the last six weeks.

Police say one suspect could be responsible for all three attacks on Hispanic women, which occurred at the park during daylight hours.

The man is described as a dark-skinned Hispanic man in his late 20s, approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall.

The last incident occurred Sept. 15 when a 22-year-old Norcross woman was grabbed by a man who held a knife to her neck.

The woman was able to break away, and the suspect fled.

The two other incidents, involving women, occurred Aug. 26 and Aug. 8.