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VALLEY, AL (WTVM) -

Valley Police are on the lookout for suspect considered armed and dangerous.

Around 9:40 Wednesday morning a man riding a bicycle approached a woman in front of her home on 61st Street and asked to use her telephone.

When she refused, the man pointed a handgun at the woman and ordered her into her car.

"Before anything else could happen, a neighbor passed by and the suspect left the area on his bicycle without any further action," explains Major Mike Reynolds of the Valley Police Department.

The suspect then approached another woman on her front porch just a block away on 23rd Avenue, again, asking to use her telephone.

When the woman refused, he struck her with his gun.

"Police and EMS were called and we did have units that were in the area within 30 to 45 seconds, but we were unable to locate him," says Reynolds.

Both women have been reported in good condition, just shook up by the incident.

Now police need your help locating the suspect described as a black male in his early 20s, between 5'6 and 5'9 in height, with a slender build and short hair.

He was last seen wearing dark shorts and royal blue shirt with multicolored designs on front.

Randy Jones lives a couple of doors down to where the incidents happened and says this is a close-knit community where neighbors keep an eye on each other.

He also said there has been suspicious activity on their street recently, but is taking extra precautions to stay safe.

"We all talk through the neighborhood. Anybody that sees anything or gets any word something is going on, the neighbors get together to keep an eye on things," says Jones.

"I just ask people to be vigilant of their surroundings even in their own neighborhoods," explains Reynolds, "If they see anything out of the ordinary, we don't advocate confronting anyone. Call 9-1-1 and let our officers do their job to find out what's going on."

If you have any information regarding this case you are urged to contact the Valley Police Department at 334-756-5200 or the Valley Area Crime Stoppers at 334-756-8200.

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