Three women ran a traffic light and two stop signs before they could safely escape from an alleged carjacking attempt in Conyers late Monday night.
According to Conyers Police reports, the incident happened Oct. 28 just before the intersection of Hardin and Bryant Streets, near the white church that is now Nehemiah Empowerment Group Ministries.
A Conyers woman was driving the car with two Lithonia women as passengers.
They were going westbound on Hardin Street when the back-seat passenger said she saw three males in black ski masks crouched down near the road, the report said. Two of the men carried long guns and the other male had a handgun, the passenger told police. The masked men were walking toward the car's driver side as the car was approaching the intersection. Before the men could reach the car, the two passengers told the driver to drive off.
The women reported running the stop signs at Bryant Street and Dogwood Drive. Then, they ran the traffic light to make a left turn at the intersection of Dogwood Drive and West Avenue. Once on West Avenue, they turned right to merge into westbound traffic on Interstate 20.
The front-seat passenger called the police while on the interstate and the women later met with police to report the incident.
None of the assailants reportedly said anything during the carjacking attempt and the women reported having their car windows rolled up.
Police searched the area, but did not find the suspects or any weapons.
The assailants were described as weighing 150 pounds to 170 pounds and standing between 5 feet and 10 inches and 6 feet. They were all black males, based on part of the skin that showed through the ski masks, victims said.
Anyone with information on this or any other incident is urged to call the Conyers Police crime hotline at 770-483-TIPS (8477).