Collierville police investigating if recent robberies are connected

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COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. -- Collierville police are working to find out if two robberies are connected.

It's been four days since a woman was robbed and shot, and police say they still don't have any strong leads.

The robbery happened outside the woman's home in the Steeple Chase subdivision, just a week after a husband and wife were robbed a few miles away.

The woman was shot three times in her own driveway and is still recovering in the hospital. Collierville police say they're taking up any leads they can in order to find the shooter.

"I'm just a shocked as anybody else who lives in Collierville...something like this could happen out here."

The assistant chief of police says leads are lacking in both cases. On June 20, a couple was robbed outside their home. Guns were pointed in their face, and Gail's purse taken.

"From there they just started grabbing her and bruised her pretty bad,"

Then the next Friday, a woman driving back from her job in Hickory Hill arrived home, only to be accosted by a man with a gun.

She received injuries to her legs and one of her arms.

Police aren't ruling out that in both cases the victims were followed home, but are hesitant to label the cases connected.

"There are similarities you could probably run between a lot of different robberies but the only thing is strange is that it happened in Collierville."

Someone tried to use Gail's stolen credit card in North Memphis, which could have been a lead, but detectives say no surviellance cameras captured the person who tried to use it.

Those who heard the woman on Becher's Brook scream for help, then those gunshots, are praying this criminal gets caught.

If you know anything about either of the robberies, you are asked to call Collierville CrimeStoppers at 457-CASH.


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