Police searching for robber who targets women for cash

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. –Police are looking for a man who wants cash, and is targeting women to get it.

A mother saw a strange man staring at her as she pulled into the parking lot

“He was real fidgety and watching me so I didn’t get out of my car,” she said.

He got out of his blue hatchback and walked up to her window.

“He pulled a gun out, pointed at my window, said, ‘Give me your cash.’ I said I don’t have any cash, he said, ‘Roll down the window or I’m going to shoot.’ I rolled down the window just enough that I could squeeze my purse through and give it to him. He wouldn’t take it and said, ‘I need your cash.’ I said I don’t have any cash, you can have my purse,” the woman recounted.

He seemed angry and rolled his head back. She thought he was going to pull the trigger.

“I threw the car in drive and took off,” she said. “I pulled out of Garden Ridge onto Summer and he followed me.”

She pulled back into the parking lot and he left.

WREG was there as police showed her some men they thought it could be, but she didn’t see him.

Officers told us they believe the same man tried the same thing to another woman about 30 minutes after her. They’re doing all they can to find him.

“Women are going in and out of there all day. There was a little lady, 75, and I thought, ‘Thank God it wasn’t her,'” one officer said.

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