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Woman robbed at gunpoint in West Rome

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With a pistol held to her head, a West Rome woman was forced to give her purse up to two men who told her, “If you turn around I will kill you.”

According to Rome police reports:

On Monday, around 4:15 p.m., The woman was walking on South Hanks Street near its intersection with Shorter Avenue, heading to the Boys & Girls Club, when two unknown men came up to her and put the pistol up to her head.

The men took her purse, which contained her daughter’s payroll check, various ID cards, credit cards, medical cards and $70. They turned her around, told her to walk to the Boys & Girls Club, and made the threat against her life if she looked back.

The woman walked straight home and called police.