Ann Arbor police investigating attempted armed robbery
Two men, one armed with a BB gun, tried to rob a man as he walked in Ann Arbor early Tuesday morning, Ann Arbor police said.
Ann Arbor police Lt. Renee Bush said a 21-year-old California man was approached from behind by two men at 4:35 a.m. Tuesday near South Forest Avenue and South University Avenue.
The man told police he felt someone put a gun to the back of his head and demand his wallet and cellphone.
Bush said the man fought back and was punched repeatedly by two men in the ensuing struggle. Eventually, the two suspects fled the area without getting any property from the man.
At 5:05 a.m., the California man reported the incident to police and confirmed the weapon was a BB gun, Bush said. He suffered a laceration over his left eye and a knot in his forehead from being punched.
The first suspect is described as a black man, in his 20s, medium complexion, between 5-feet-11 inches and 6-feet tall and 185 pounds. The second suspect is a black man, about 20 years old, medium build, bald head, between 5-feet-11 inches and 6-feet tall and 185 pounds, Bush said.
Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to call the Ann Arbor police anonymous tip line at 734-794-6939 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK UP (773-2587).