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Woman Robbed at Gunpoint in Northlake Mall Parking Lot

The Monday afternoon robbery occurred in front of the Macy's store at the mall.

A woman was robbed at gunpoint in a parking lot Monday, according to the North Briarcliff Civic Association.

From an email the association sent out Thursday evening:

When:   Monday, Aug 20 at approximately Noon
Where:   Parking Lot in front of at Northlake
What:     Young woman robbed at gunpoint when she opened her car door. A man wearing a baseball cap & glasses pulled into a spot near her, jumped out, aimed a gun at her stomach and took her car keys, purse, and phone.  The man was young,  Asian or Hispanic. She said it was hard to tell because of the glasses and cap.  No additional details available.

Safety Tips At the Mall:
Avoid shopping alone. Walk with other shoppers if you can.
Always be aware of your surroundings.
Park close to the  mall entrance.
If an incident occurs, give the police as accurate of a description of the person as you can remember.  (Tips for being a good witness are on the NBCA website)

The association said the report came from another unspecified Neighborhood Watch group.

donna powell August 24, 2012 at 11:43 AM
Was it a man or a woman that was robbed. The headline says Woman, but the article says Man in one place and Woman in another. Please clarify!!!!
Brett August 24, 2012 at 12:29 PM
The article simply says a woman was robbed by a man.
Jonathan Cribbs August 24, 2012 at 01:42 PM
Sorry for the typo, Donna. Changed it in the lede to say "woman." Thanks for the catch.
Tom Doolittle August 24, 2012 at 04:22 PM
Absolutely--do not go here without backup. Interestingly, you really hear of very few parking lot robberies here considering the state of the economy and access to the highway. Maybe Simon's little electric cars are doing pretty well.
Anita August 26, 2012 at 05:36 AM
What kind of car was she driving? newer nice car/suv??
Jonathan Cribbs August 26, 2012 at 09:33 AM
Not a question I can answer without the police report.
Pamela Price August 31, 2012 at 02:21 AM
Was its happen in the daytime? or at night and its should be a security officers out there...
Pamela Price August 31, 2012 at 02:27 AM
Also you have to be careful everywhere you go now days people are crazy..
Jonathan Cribbs August 31, 2012 at 03:32 AM
It happened at noon.

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