Suspect sought after downtown robbery in Greensboro

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — A woman brandished a gun and stole a purse after striking up a conversation with six people early Saturday, according to Greensboro police.

Officers responded shortly before 3 a.m. to the area of South Greene and West McGee streets in reference to a robbery call.

The victims said they were waiting for a ride when they were approached by a woman who struck up a conversation with them near their vehicle.

The woman allegedly reached into the victim’s vehicle and took a handbag. She then walked to a nearby vehicle where a confrontation ensued, according to police.

The woman pulled out a handgun and then fled the area after one of the victims told her 911 had been called, according to Greensboro police.

Police said two of the victims sustained minor injuries which did not require medical treatment.

The suspect is described as black, 5 feet, 6 inches tall, with long dreadlocks, wearing a toboggan, glasses, jogging pants and a jacket.

The suspect’s vehicle was occupied by a man described as 6 feet, 2 inches tall, in his 20s, with short blond hair.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with any information can call police at 373-1000.

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