Man robbed at Presbyterian Hospital

by: Catherine Bilkey Updated:

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. —

An attempted robbery was reported at Presbyterian Hospital in Elizabeth Wednesday afternoon.

Eyewitness News was told two men grabbed and demanded money from an independent courier as he was leaving the bathroom, but he was able to get away.

The accused robbers ran out of the main lobby and down Hawthorne Lane.

They are both described as between 5 feet 8 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall and in their late teens or early 20s.

"It doesn't make me feel great that if I somehow get sick that I might also get robbed at the same time," said Cameron Dibble, who works just a block and a half away from the hospital.

The hospital's public safety manager said steps were being taken to make sure it doesn't happen again.

"We've increased our presence here on the campus and continue to be vigilant, partnering with our staff members, making sure they're keeping their eyes and ears open and reporting anything suspicious," Kip Clark said.

Clark said the incident did not appear to be connected to other robberies at Presbyterian, including an attack last summer when a nurse was stabbed as she left work.

"We remain a safe and secure environment," he said. "It's just unfortunate that there are individuals out there, especially around the holidays, that take advantage of individuals."

Dibble said the recent incident is concerning, and hoped that more is done to increase security in the area.

"It's great to have cops here, but it would be great to have a more active security," Dibble said. "And lights would be nice.