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Suspect sought in armed robbery in Southfield

By: Kayla Dimick | Southfield Sun | Published June 5, 2019

SOUTHFIELD — At press time, police were looking for a man who allegedly committed an armed robbery.

According to police, a woman said that at around 1:23 a.m. May 19, she arrived at her apartment complex in the 23000 block of Riverside Drive and checked her phone.

As the woman was scrolling on her phone, police said, a man approached her driver’s side window and tapped on the glass with a handgun.

“The (man) told her to get out of the vehicle. The victim stated that she complied and ran inside,” police said in the report.

As a result of running inside, the woman said, she left all of her belongings in the vehicle, including her purse.

Police said the man then stole the vehicle, a maroon Dodge Charger, which was last seen leaving the complex and heading east on Nine Mile Road.

The suspect is described as a black man, 25 to 35 years old. He is around 5 feet 4 inches to 5 feet 7 inches tall, with a thin to medium build. The victim said it was also possible that he had shoulder-length braids.

During the incident, the suspect was wearing a black hoodie tied up around his face, black pants and black shoes.

Southfield Police Department Acting Chief Nick Loussia said in an email that at around 9:40 a.m. May 19, the victim’s vehicle was recovered by the Detroit Police Department.

“The vehicle was not occupied when recovered, and no arrests were made,” Loussia said in an email.

Missing from the vehicle was a yellow purse with a wallet that contained cash, credit cards, a debit card, a driver’s license and a black iPhone X.

Anyone with information on the suspect or his whereabouts is asked to call the Southfield Police Department at (248) 796-5500.