A robber tried to hold up a 71-year old woman Sunday morning at the Maryland Live! Casino in Hanover, authorities said.

The robber attempted to take the woman’s purse at knifepoint about 7:45 a.m. the Anne Arundel County police said. The woman kept the purse and the man fled.

While they were investigating that incident, police said they learned of a second woman who was robbed of cash in the casino’s garage by the same man.

The suspect was described as white, in his 20s, about 5 feet 6 to 5 feet 10 with a thin build and glasses. He wore a white baseball hat, a green t-shirt and cargo shorts, along with dark flip flops, the police said.