Greensboro Police warn of in-car armed robberies
GREENSBORO, N.C. — For the third time in two nights an unidentified suspect robbed a victim waiting in his or her car at gunpoint.
Two incidents happened within nine minutes of each other in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
The first occurred on the corner of 17th Street and Summit Avenue. A woman was pulling out of her driveway to go to work just before 4 a.m. when a silver car blocked her way. A suspect got out of the car, pointed a gun at the victim and stole her belongings. The car drove off.
According to the police, the same suspects in the same car pulled in behind another man at 100 Sunset Circle. Again, the silver car blocked the victim from pulling out. This time two suspects got out of the car, holding the victim at gun point and robbing him.
In this incident, one suspect hit the victim in the face, according to police.
Wednesday night just after 9 p.m. near Fisher Park Circle and North Elm Street, police say a man with an afro, a mustache and plaid pajama pants snuck up on a man sitting in his car, pointed a gun at him and demanded money.
The victim in this incident ran off and called police. Police were unable to locate the suspect.
Investigators do not believe the most recent incident is linked in any way to the other two.
Greensboro Police Officer Douglas Campbell says it’s not wise to sit in your car, unaware of your surroundings.
“I think it’s good to immediately check your surroundings and then get out of your car and not sit in your car. If you’re sitting in your car and your head’s down people want to sneak up on you. And it’s very hard to observe what’s going on around you well that way,” Officer Campbell said.
If you know anything about either of these crimes, please call Greensboro Crimestoppers.