5 armed robberies reported overnight in Greensboro
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Police are investigating a string of armed robberies that occurred overnight in Greensboro.
The first robbery was reported at 11:10 p.m. Tuesday. The victim, a 34-year-old man, told police he was walking through the parking lot of 4809 West Market St. around 10:40 p.m. when he was approached by a dark-colored, newer-model car occupied by three men.
One of the men pointed a handgun at the victim before demanding his belongings.
The suspects drove away after taking the victim’s property.
The second robbery was reported at 11:12 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of West Friendly Avenue and Milner Drive. The victim, a 41-year-old man, told police he was walking through the parking lot near the intersection when he was approached by a dark-colored car occupied by four men.
Three of the men pointed handguns at the victim and demanded his belongings. The suspects drove away after obtaining the victim’s property.
The car was last seen headed east on West Friendly Avenue.
The third robbery was reported at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday at a home at 1923 Opal Drive. The victims, two 25-year-old men and a 25-year-old woman, told police they were inside the home when three men armed with handguns forced open the front door and demanded money.
The suspects ran away after taking property from the victims.
Police say one of the victims’ cell phones was later recovered.
The fourth robbery was reported at 1:52 a.m. Wednesday at the Super 8 Motel at 204 East Seneca Road.
The victims told police that two men wearing ski masks entered the lobby of the motel and threatened the clerk before demanding money.
They ran away after taking an undisclosed amount of cash.
The fifth robbery was reported at 3:12 a.m. Wednesday. The victims, a 19-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman, told police they were speaking with three men in the parking lot of the Walgreens at 4701 West Market St. when one of the suspects pulled out a handgun and demanded their belongings.
The suspects left the area in a newer-model, black Chevrolet after obtaining the victims’ property.
None of the victims were injured in any of the robberies.
As of Wednesday morning, police said they could not say if any of the robberies are connected.
Ample suspect descriptions were not available in any of the reported incidents.
Anyone with information about any of the robberies is asked to call Crimestoppers at 373-1000.
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