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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A woman arriving home at night is robbed at gunpoint.
She lives in a new apartment complex, just off North Davidson on Yadkin Street.
She had gotten out of her car and locked it, when suddenly, a hooded gunman stuck a handgun in her face.
"Took her purse but didn't assault her," said CMPD Detective Marty Cuthbertson. "He pointed a gun in her face and scared her to death. She complied. She gave him what he wanted and he ran off."
Her got away with her wallet, her credit cards, her ID and her phone.
After calling police, K9 dogs searched the area and found the cell phone 3 blocks away.
She told police she didn't get a good look at the hooded man's face, but she estimated him at 5'-8" with a slim build.
Within an hour of the robbery, police identified a man using her stolen credit card to buy gas. When he went inside to buy some snacks, a surveillance camera caught his image. But he wasn't 5'-8" and he was far from slim.
"He was a heavyset guy. He was totally different with different clothing."
He was driving what appeared to be a 2008 Chevy Malibu.
Police aren't sure if the two men-- one who did the stickup and the one who used the credit card-- were working together.
They do know there have been nine such armed robberies in the past year on the North Davidson corridor.
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