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Husband says wife scarred emotionally after robbery

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga -- Shoppers at the Fayette Pavilion will notice more police officers around the shopping center after a second robbery in the Kohl's parking lot. "This increased presence will serve as a deterrent for those persons considering the commission of criminal acts in the Fayette Pavilion," Fayetteville Police Lt. Mike Whitlow said.

Police announced the higher presence and more information about the latest robbery that happened on April 27, 2013. Police released new surveillance video that shows two suspects using the victim's credit cards at a convenience store in Clayton County less than ten minutes after the robbery.

The female victim was walking into the Kohl's department store when a man robbed her. The victim's husband told 11 Alive News what happened. "He grabbed her shirt, pulled her shirt around and ripped it and then was trying to grab her purse and threw her to the ground," Don Arrington said.

The video shows two suspects using Arrington's wife's credit cards to make purchases in the convenience store and to buy gas.

Lt. Whitlow said the woman's credit cards were used at four gas stations and a fast food restaurant within an hour of the crime. At one gas station they used the cards to fill up friends cars. "From appearances it was friends of theirs that they had called and said 'hey, we got some cards, come on over we'll gas up your car,'" he said.

On March 14, 2013 another shopper at Kohl's was robbed and carjacked. Three suspects in that case led police on a multi-county chase that ended in Atlanta when the suspects crashed the stolen car. All three suspects, alleged gang members, were arrested.

Arrington said his wife was treated by paramedics after she was assaulted but still has pain in her arm and side. He said the scar inside is what hurts the most. "She's afraid to go outside," he said. "I've tried to get her to go shopping with me, go to the grocery store with me; she's just not ready yet."

Arrington said he decided to talk to 11 Alive News to help police catch the suspects who assaulted his wife and to warn people to always be on guard.

Anyone with information about the suspects is asked to call the Fayetteville Police Department at 770-461-4441.

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