It sounds like something out of a horror movie. A man walks out to his car. He sees a figure pass by. The next thing he knows, someone points a gun at him demanding money.
This happened in a Henrico community on Beth Road. A similar situation happened at another community nearby on Shetland Court.
NBC12 spoke to one of the victims who was approached at gunpoint right in front of his home.
"Oh I was definitely scared," said victim, Daniel Ivy. "He had a real big gun."
Ivy he said he walked outside to get something from his car around midnight.
"I opened the door, reached over, and looked in the front window and saw a shadow," Ivy noted. "When I looked back, he was standing right in the middle of the street. He was pointing at me, and I was pretty much trapped. I couldn't go anywhere. He kept asking me for my money and I told him I didn't have any."
As soon as Ivy told the man he didn't have any cash, the suspect told him calmly to run, so he dropped his keys and headed towards the back of the complex and called for help.
Ivy told police the man pointed a semi-automatic hand gun directly at him.
"It was bigger than the police officer's gun," Ivy added.
Investigators say the man, who may be in his 20's, was wearing a stocking mask and dark clothes. He had a Spanish accent, was between 5'10" and 6 feet tall, roughly 175 pounds, thin, and had medium complexion.
Two hours later, just a few miles away, someone approached a person at their car on the 300 block of Shetland Court. Police say he also had a gun. This time he got away with money and car keys. Police say the suspect here was also disguised behind a mask and weighed roughly 170 pounds.
"It's sad to say but it's not going to stop," said neighbor, Tommy Speller.
Neighbors also pointed out neither community has enough lighting on the street or near the buildings.
"It's dark around here," Ivy added.
"There's only a couple of these street lights so it does get pretty dark," said Matt Craig.
They say more street lights would help everyone feel a little more safe. Police say, right now, they're investigating these crimes as two separate incidents.
They're still looking for the suspects.
If you heard or saw anything early Saturday morning, call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.
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