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Woman robbed in driveway

By: Angela Beavin Email
By: Angela Beavin Email

She simply got out of her car, and became the victim of a crime.

A Lexington woman tells police she was robbed at gunpoint in her driveway overnight on Cassidy Avenue.
Now neighbors are on alert.

This morning's robbery in Chevy Chase has many in the area on edge. Police say the two men held up the woman in her own driveway. Neighbors say this kind of thing just doesn't happen around here.>

Donald sands has lived on Cassidy Avenue since 1964, and says he's surprised to hear the news.

"It's a shock. We don't have things like that happen in this area. We just really do not. It's very, very rare that we have any crime at all," Sands says.

Police say just before 2:30 a.m., the woman, who is a nurse in Lexington, was getting out of her car when the two men approached her. One held a gun to the woman's chest and they demanded some of her belongings.

"That is scary to have something like that happen in this neighborhood, right in her driveway," Sands says.

He says he will be more alert after hearing of the incident.

"I don't think we'll be especially worried, but maybe be a little more careful about locking the door when we leave," Sands says.

Lexington Police are continuing to look for the suspects. They even used K-9s earlier to try to track the two men down, but they still have not been found. Police have a limited description of the suspects.


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