According to a Richmond County sheriff's report, the robbery occurred about 12:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the Bank of America at 2853 Washington Road.
The woman, 29, and a Lincolnton resident, told officers that after she had parked her vehicle in the bank parking lot, a man pulled open her driver's side door and pointed a gun at her. The robber told the woman to get out of the vehicle and give him all of her money.
The woman told officers that she struggled with the robber, but that he forced his way into the vehicle and drove off with her purse and the restaurant's bank deposit bags.
Officers later recovered the woman's vehicle, abandoned and with the engine still running, in the roadway on the 2500 block of Center West Parkway in front of the Westgate Center Office Park.
The robber was described as a black man with in his 20s, about 6 feet tall, weighing about 160 pounds, wearing a green stocking hat and black coveralls.
The report states that he had light skin, a narrow face and a mark underneath one of his eyes.
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