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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Police are investigating an armed robbery after they say a woman was followed home from the airport and robbed at knife-point outside of her home.

They say just before 5 a.m. Saturday police say a woman told officers she was driving home from the airport when she noticed a dark-colored SUV with no headlights on behind her. She told police she continued driving, eventually pulling up at her house on Windchime Drive.

Police say when the woman pulled into her garage and got out of the car, she saw a man in a hoodie with something covering part of his face standing outside with a knife in his hand. Officers say the woman initially refused to give the robber her purse, but handed it over when the man threatened to stab her.

Once the woman gave the man her purse, police say he took off driving in the SUV towards Independence Ave. WPD is investigating the crime.

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