Springfield police are investigating a couple of armed robberies.
A woman told police she was robbed outside her home in the 1400 block of west Edwards late Sunday night as she returned home from work. The suspect, a black man about 6 feet tall with a thin build, allegedly led her to thecarport and forced her to empty her pockets and purse.
She was struck by a black handgun at least twice was taken for treatment at St. John’s Hospital. Her injuries were considered non-life threatening. She was robbed of $26, and no one is in custody.
A few hours later, a man walking north on 5th street near Canedy was stopped by a black man in an orange car. The victim’s satchel was stolen, but the victim told police nothing of value was in it.