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79-year-old woman pepper-sprayed in Thomasville robbery

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THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Police say a 79-year-old woman was pepper-sprayed Monday afternoon during a robbery in Thomasville.

The robbery was reported around 3 p.m. in the parking lot of Southgate Plaza at 1033 Randolph St.

Witnesses told police that two or three women had driven up in a silver or gray sedan and tried taking the elderly woman’s purse, but the victim refused to hand it over. One of the suspects then pepper-sprayed the victim.

The victim was treated at the scene by Davidson County EMS.

No other details were available.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Crimestoppers at 476-8477.

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