Southfield PD investigates same-day robberies

By: Kayla Dimick, | Southfield Sun | Published October 11, 2017

SOUTHFIELD — Police are looking into two robberies that occurred separately within an hour of each other late last month.

According to police reports, at around 9:07 a.m. Sept. 26, a woman told police that she was stopped at a stop sign at the intersection of Addison and Pierce streets when her vehicle was suddenly rear-ended.

The woman exited her vehicle, she told police, and saw a man standing in front of her, pointing a handgun at her.

“The suspect, in a calm voice, ordered the victim to give her everything she has,” police stated in the report.

The woman immediately gave the suspect her purse and jewelry, and the suspect got back into his vehicle and drove in reverse to Templar Street, eventually fleeing southbound on Templar.

Police said that a clear Dodge emblem was recovered from the accident scene. The victim said she believes the suspect was driving a Dodge.

The suspect is described as a black man, around 6 feet 4 inches tall, with a medium build and a medium complexion. He has short curly hair, a mustache and a short beard.

At the time of the incident, he was wearing a white, green and blue striped shirt.

About an hour later, at 10:05 a.m., police were dispatched to a bank in the 24000 block of 12 Mile Road on a report of a holdup alarm.

An employee of the bank told police that a robbery suspect passed a note that said, “Give me the money.”

Police said there was no mention of a weapon in writing or otherwise implied.

The man was given an undisclosed amount of money and fled the scene. He was last seen walking eastbound on the sidewalk of 12 Mile Road.

The suspect is described as a 50-year-old black man, around 5 feet 9 inches tall, with a heavy build. Police said he has brown eyes, a full beard and a mustache. He is described as having a dark complexion.

During the robbery, police said, the suspect was wearing a gray zip-up hoodie, blue work gloves, faded blue jeans and white tennis shoes. He was possibly wearing a dark knit hat under the hoodie.

Deputy Chief Nick Loussia, of the Southfield Police Department, said authorities are still investigating the incidents.

Anyone with information on the robberies can call the Southfield Police Department at (248) 796-7500.