Topeka Police believe the same suspect is behind two robberies that occurred Thursday night.
The first happened around 7:45 p.m. in the 1400 block of SW Tyler.
A woman was unloading her car when an older black compact car pulled up next to her. One of the passengers got out of the car, pointed a black handgun at the victim and demanded her purse.
The suspect then got in the vehicle and fled the scene.
Thirty minutes later, a woman reported that someone stole her purse while she was walking in the West Ridge Mall parking lot, near JC Penny.
The suspect then fled in a dark-colored car.
Both victims described the suspect as a white man in his 20s with no facial hair. The suspect was wearing a dark-colored hoodie in both robberies.
Neither victim was injured.