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Woman carjacked while eating breakfast near downtown Athens

By Joe Johnson

A 66-year-old woman reportedly was carjacked Monday morning as was eating breakfast in her parked car on the fringe of downtown Athens.

According to an Athens-Clarke County police report, the Laurie Drive woman was having her breakfast behind the Jessie B. Denney Tower apartment building at 250 W. Dougherty St. at about 8:30 a.m. when an unknown male armed with a gun made the victim get out of her vehicle.

The robber then drove away in the silver 2007 Hyundai Azera four-door sedan that was valued at $5,000, according to the report.

Police Tuesday morning said the car had been recovered, and that the investigation was ongoing.

Police asked for anyone with information regarding this incident to contact Detective Sean McCauley at 762-400-7061 or

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