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Lareda Thurman, who is pregnant, says she and her unborn child were threatened by three people in a dark-colored Honda in the same parking lot earlier in the evening. Lareda Thurman, who is pregnant, says she and her unborn child were threatened by three people in a dark-colored Honda in the same parking lot earlier in the evening.
After watching Action News 5's report Monday night, a second victim has come forward. After watching Action News 5's report Monday night, a second victim has come forward.
Dena Hamilton was robbed and hit with a baseball bat as she loaded groceries into her car at the Millington Kroger on January 11. Dena Hamilton was robbed and hit with a baseball bat as she loaded groceries into her car at the Millington Kroger on January 11.
MILLINGTON, TN -

(WMC-TV) - The suspects believed to be responsible for attacking and robbing a woman in a grocery store parking lot Saturday night may have threatened another woman earlier in the evening.

Dena Hamilton was robbed and hit with a baseball bat as she loaded groceries into her car at the Millington Kroger on January 11. She said the suspect asked to borrow her cell phone right before the attack.

After watching Action News 5's report Monday night, a second victim has come forward.

Lareda Thurman, who is pregnant, says she and her unborn child were threatened by three people in a dark-colored Honda in the same parking lot earlier in the evening.

"When I pulled in this car was, I mean they were circling the parking lot," said Thurman. "She goes, 'I don't care about your baby, I'll kill your baby.' "

Thurman quickly went inside but afterward the same suspects were not done in the parking lot.

A witness told Millington Police Department that he saw the same suspects and car at the scene of both crimes.

"That part is scary that I could have been robbed or I could have got hit with a bat," said Thurman

On Tuesday, we learned Hamilton's purse was recovered from the trash can of a nearby gas station. Investigators are looking at surveillance video, but Thurman is not sure what they will find.

"I think it was premeditated, because they took their tag off. There was no tag on their car," said Thurman.

After shopping at the same Kroger for years, Thurman will not change her routine. She is concerned the suspects may have been looking for targets and is pleading for someone to speak up before there is another victim.

"Somebody knows something. They need to turn them in because that's not fair. You know that lady lost all her money," said Thurman.

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