Woman, 89, and man, 64, robbed minutes apart in Greensboro | News
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro Police are investigating two robberies about 10 minutes apart involving an 89-year-old woman and a 64-year-old man.
The first incident happened around 2:30 p.m. at Paces Village Apartments at 3100 North Elm Street.
Police said the woman was getting out of her vehicle when a suspect grabbed her purse and forced her to the ground.
The woman wasn’t hurt, and the suspect fled in a vehicle, police said.
The second incident happened around 2:40 p.m. at 447 Arlington Street, about four miles from the first incident and directly down Elm Street, police said.
The victim, a man, was getting out of his vehicle when the suspect hit the victim in the face and took his wallet, police said.
The man had a cut to his face but declined an ambulance, police said. The suspect got back into his vehicle and headed north on Arlington Street toward Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, police said.
The suspect descriptions are similar in both incidents. Police described the suspect in the first incident as a man with a heavy build wearing a light green T-shirt and blue jeans.
The suspect in the second incident was described as a heavyset black man wearing a dark colored coat and blue jeans.
Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to call Crimestoppers at (336) 373-1000.