GERMANTOWN, TN (WMC) - A Germantown woman was robbed at her home on Tuesday night, marking the second armed robbery within one week. This crime happened in the 9300 block of Glenda Road.
Around 7:45 p.m., the woman was unloading items from her vehicle in the detached garage area of her home when she was approached by a man who was armed with a semi-automatic pistol.
According to police, the man demanded her purse and asked for her ring. When she had trouble taking the ring off, he told her to get on the ground.
The suspect took off running, dropping the victim's glove in the driveway.
Before the robbery happened, the victim noticed an older, mid-sized, black hatchback-style vehicle on her street.
Tuvya Falt, who lives in the neighborhood, is now on high alert.
"We were very lax and we are not now because right next door to us something happened," he said.
The crime sounds similar to a robbery that happened in Germantown last week. Both times, the suspect got away with cash, an iPhone, and a wallet. And police believe both victims were followed home.
Neighbors are hoping these crimes don't become a trend.
"It would really be bad to see any type of pattern because Germantown is just known for pattern-free crime," said Falt. "And once you start seeing patterns, it's a big problem."
Anyone with information about these crimes or suspects is asked to immediately contact the Germantown Police Department at (901) 757-2274.