Woman robbed in Southfield apartment complex parking lot

By: Kayla Dimick | Southfield Sun | Published December 5, 2018


SOUTHFIELD — Police are looking for a man who allegedly robbed a woman at gunpoint recently.

The woman told police that she had been sitting inside her vehicle and using her phone at around 4:30 a.m. Nov. 19 in the parking lot of an apartment complex in 20000 block of Lahser Road when she was approached by a man.

The woman told police that the man pointed a black handgun at her and told her to roll down her window.

When the woman complied with the man’s demands, he allegedly told her to give him everything.

The victim handed over her black iPhone 7, but the suspect demanded more. The woman said she told the suspect that she didn’t have anything else.

Police said that at that point of the robbery, the suspect reached into the car through the driver’s window and grabbed a bank card that was sitting on the ashtray near the center console and ran eastbound toward Lahser Road.

According to a crime report, the woman made an attempt at tracking her phone through an app installed on it.

“(The) victim went on to the Find My Phone app, and her phone pinged somewhere in Eastpointe,” police said in the report.

The suspect is described as a black man around 6 feet tall with a thin to average build. He is in his mid-to-late 20s. During the incident, he was wearing a black winter hat, a black and red hooded sweatshirt, and light blue jeans.

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