Police in Gary are investigating two separate incidents where a masked man was involved in a robbery. Police report a black male, wearing a mask and a hoodie, entered a store in the 500 block of West 5th Avenue, at 6:50pm Tuesday, and announced a robbery, taking an undisclosed amount of money before fleeing. Then at 7:05pm, in the parking lot of a store in the 21-hundred block of Virginia Street, a woman sitting in her car was approached by a masked man who demanded money from her purse. Police say the woman told the suspect she had no money, so he reportedly took her cell phone and fled. Anyone with information on these incidents is asked to contact Gary Police.
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