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MEMPHIS, Tenn. --  It was around 9 p.m. Sunday when a Midtown woman and her friend from out of town were coming back home. They were walking up the driveway and got the scare of their lives.

“I was picking up the bag and looked back and I was looking down the barrel of a gun,” said one of the victims who asked not to be identified.

Two young men in hoodies were standing under their carport, right near their front porch.

“He said something but neither of us could remember. I didn't process it at all,” said one victim.

“She lifted her bag up and started screaming and I said, 'Oh, that's what you do in the big city and I started screaming,” said the victim who was visiting the area.

Their screams were strong and loud. Neighbors all around their Midtown neighborhood heard them.

“I had headphones on,” said Kimberly Crafton, “They started screaming, ‘Robber! Robber!’ and all the neighbors came running."

The robbers ran to a maroon colored car or SUV and took off.

It's very similar to what happened in Germantown late last week.

Two men pulled into a driveway behind a townhouse on Kimbrough. In that case, two young men with guns took wallets, a phone, and then sped off in a maroon car.

Police didn't know if they're connected, but both sets of victims told WREG they are now on guard and hope we all are too.

“We’re grateful to be alive. It could have been so much more. We're grateful we got a pass.”