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2 women have purses stolen at gun point

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 Two women are held at gunpoint and their purses stolen.

"Actually its concerning," says one area resident.

We can't show you her face, but this lady says she'll be more careful when getting out of her car or walking around Toledo.

"I always have with me some type of pepper spray," she says.  
     
Toledo police are investigating two different cases in South Toledo where women were held up at gunpoint and their purses stolen.  The first robbery happened Sunday in the 51-hundred block of Ryan rd. According to a police report the female victim said she was "robbed at gunpoint by a black male wearing dark clothing." She was walking to her apartment. The second robbery took place this morning in the 26-hundred block of Pine Trace drive. The suspect allegedly ran up behind the victim and put a gun in her face.

A police report says the victim "screamed and when the suspect tried to grab her purse she pulled away." The suspect go away with the purse. Toledo police are investigating whether the crimes are related.

"The couple hours in time frame same general description and the two locations aren't that far apart from each other. it's a possibility, but with just two incidents right now and a brief description that we have it's too early to say it its the same person," said Sgt. Joe Heffernan with the Toledo Police department.

Toledo police say be aware of your surrounds. A simple safety tip that police say will keep you safe.     

"Of course before coming outside making sure no ones a threat or if there's somebody I don't like the look of then I will stay inside with locked doors," said a concerned citizen.
     
Toledo police say if you know anything about these crimes call Crime Stoppers at 419-255-1111.
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