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2 women robbed on Main Street

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By Jesef Williams

Two women were robbed within a day in separate incidents on North Main Street.

Lancaster police are still looking to make arrests in the cases, which police have not connected.

BB&T incident

A woman was reportedly robbed at gunpoint about 8:20 p.m. Sunday at BB&T.

The woman told police she was about to make a deposit in the outside drop box when a man with a black bandanna over his face appeared from behind her vehicle, according to an incident report.

The man, who was holding a gun, told the woman to give him her bag of money. He took the bag and ran behind the bank toward Catawba Street, the report said.

The amount of money in the bag was not disclosed.

The suspect is described as a 5-foot, 7-inch black man weighing about 170 pounds. He was wearing black pants and a black-hooded sweatshirt, the report said.

Belk parking lot

Police Capt. Harlean Howard said another woman is all right after being robbed between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Monday in the parking lot in front of Belk department store.

The woman was sitting in her car waiting on her daughter to come out of the store when two men tapped on her window, Howard said.

The two men were wearing ski masks, and they demanded the woman’s money and credit cards.

The woman gave the men an undisclosed amount of money from her purse, and the assailants ran toward the woods behind Belk, Howard said.

The assailants are described as black men. No other description was given.

Howard said the woman was not hurt in the robbery.

“She’s doing fine,” Howard said. “She wasn’t harmed physically.”

Though the robberies occurred in the same area, Howard said police don’t know if they are related.

“That connection has not been made,” Howard said.

If you know anything about these incidents, you are asked to call the Lancaster Police Department at  283-1171 or 283-3313.

Contact reporter Jesef Williams at jwilliams@thelancasternews.com or at (803) 283-1152