FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — Police are now investigating a third robbery in Fayetteville.
On Monday (Jan. 7) police investigated two separate robberies that happened within two miles and two hours apart.
Police said the suspect in Tuesday's (Jan. 8) robbery fits the same description as the other two, but was wearing a mask. Police are looking for a short, young black man with a black handgun. Police now believe the suspect in all three robberies is the same person.
The third robbery took place around Hazel Street and Storer Avenue in Fayetteville, near Leverette Avenue and was almost identical to the two the night before.
In each incident, the victims were inside their cars when someone approached them with a gun, asked for their wallets and then took off on foot. No one was hurt during these attacks.
Sergeant Murphy with the Fayetteville Police Department said residents in Northwest Arkansas should always be aware of their surroundings.
"Park in a well-lit area, somewhere you aren't an easy target and don't be sitting in your car on your phone with your head down where you can't see if someone is approaching you," said Murphy. "Just be mindful and aware that these things are going on."
If anyone sees any suspicious activity, please contact the Fayetteville Police Department.